Another amazing piece from OTSE Board Member, Jonathan Mann. “Amid this move away from death, Cuyahoga County has the troubling distinction of leading the nation in new death sentences. We are an extreme outlier — fewer than 1% of counties have imposed death at all. This doesn’t shock me. My dad was murdered in Cuyahoga […]
Wonderfully written article by Jack D’Aurora. “We have tried to insulate ourselves from the brutality of executions while satisfying our appetite for killing offenders, and so we have endeavored to make executions more civilized. The method of killing has evolved from hanging to firing squads to the electric chair to the gas chamber and now […]
“We don’t know that there is an option right now,” Householder told reporters Thursday. “We may have a law in place that allows for a death penalty that we can’t carry out. And the question is: Are the costs that are associated with that and retrials and all these things, at the end of the […]
Take a moment to read through Death Penalty Information Center’s year end report today! With abolition in New Hampshire and a moratorium in California, half of the U.S. has abolished the death penalty or halted executions. We’re hopeful Ohio will join these states in the years to come. Read more here.
COLUMBUS – Ohio’s next execution is set for February, but Gov. Mike DeWine said the state is “not very close” to resuming the death penalty. Read more here.
“I have seen the death penalty up close. During my years as Ohio’s Republican attorney general, I oversaw 18 executions. Before that, I helped write the state’s death penalty law as a legislator. I’ve heard all the justifications — deterrence, support for victims, cost savings. And I know now they are all wrong, and those […]
“For the first time in Gallup’s 34-year trend, a majority of Americans say that life imprisonment with no possibility of parole is a better punishment for murder than the death penalty is. The 60% to 36% advantage for life imprisonment marks a shift from the past two decades, when Americans were mostly divided in their […]
“U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan has granted a preliminary injunction that prohibits the government from carrying out the first federal executions in 16 years. The injunction was entered in a lawsuit challenging the legality and constitutionality of the government’s lethal injection protocol. The following is a statement from Shawn Nolan, one of the attorneys […]