Columbus, OH, Oct. 11—Ohioans to Stop Executions released a video on its website chronicling the many medical conditions of Alva Campbell who is scheduled to be executed on Nov. 15.
“It would be an embarrassment on the state and on Governor Kasich to execute such a frail, sickly, elderly man. Campbell is not the man he was back in 1997. He is not a danger to society,” says Kevin Werner of Ohioans to Stop Executions.
The video can be accessed via OTSE’s webpage and by following this link here.
A clemency application by Campbell’s attorneys thoroughly lists all of Campbell’s medical conditions at length and can be read here. A short excerpt from the application states:
“Alva is suffering from a variety of chronic diseases and is terminally ill. In recent years, he has had multiple organs surgically removed (including most of one lung, his thyroid, his prostate, and most recently all of his lower colon). He requires an external colostomy bag. He falls without the aid of a walker. He requires the constant use of inhalers and four breathing treatments a day to permit him to breathe. He has lost a significant amount of weight in the last two years. As recently as this summer, Alva was spitting up blood and diagnosed with pneumonia. Because the pneumonia was not cleared up with antibiotic treatment, doctors now believe his lung cancer may have returned. The severity of these combined illnesses have left Alva debilitated and frail.”
Campbell’s attorney David Stebbins can be reached for further questions at
(614) 469 – 2999
Kevin Werner further echoed these concerns when he said Campbell is “probably in the poorest health of any living death-row inmate in the country.”