When 88% of the scheduled executions have documented evidence of intellectual disability, horrific childhood abuse and mental illness, there is no defensible position that we’re getting the death penalty system right in Ohio.
After more than 3.5 years, Ohio carried out an execution. During the moratorium on executions, Ohio has failed to adopt long-overdue and sensible recommendations made by experts on the Supreme Court Death Penalty Task Force that would ensure fairness and accuracy of the death penalty system.
From: Ohioans to Stop Executions Sunday, July 23, 2017 STATUS REPORT: The 56 recommendations of the Supreme Court Joint Task Force on the Administration of Ohio’s Death Penalty as of July 21, 2017 Much is being made of the fact that Ohio plans to resume executions despite the fact that few of the 56 recommendations […]
Widespread, Diverse Opposition to Resumption of Executions in Ohio After Three-and-a-Half-Year Hiatus
Bipartisan Task Force Chair, Former Corrections Professionals, Death Row Exonerees, Faith Leaders, and Thousands of Concerned Citizens Urge Governor Kasich to Reconsider Plans for Risky Executions