In Hamilton County, Joe Deters has sent more people to death row than any other prosecutor in Ohio. His challenger, Fanon Rucker, promises to stop that practice. Read more here.
(September 14, 2020 — Tampa, Florida) Today, Robert DuBoise was exonerated from all charges in the 1983 rape and murder of a young woman in Tampa, Florida. DuBoise was released from prison on Aug. 27 after new DNA testing on evidence from the victim’s rape kit that was thought to have been destroyed, excluded him as the […]
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 20 Ohio death row inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 in an outbreak flaring up just this past week, The Associated Press has learned. Read more here.
The U.S. is Set to Execute a Man with Schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s. He Won’t Even Know Why | Opinion
On July 15, the federal government plans to execute Wesley Purkey, a 68-year-old man with multiple brain disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia. The law is clear. Under the Constitution, an execution can only be carried out when the prisoner understands why he is being executed. Read more here.
The federal government’s enthusiasm for executions is at odds with many Republican-led states. Read more here.
As Ohio grapples with the dual challenges of racial injustice and the COVID-19 epidemic, lawmakers should look no further than the state’s death penalty if they want to address systemic justice issues, as well as the state budget crunch. Read more here.
One of the least visible and most powerful actors in our entire system is the prosecutor — often referred to as a district attorney or the DA. They decide what cases take precedence, which crimes to charge, and what sentences to pursue — including, in 25 states, whether or not to seek the death penalty. […]
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A group of conservative lawmakers and stakeholders took to the podium on Tuesday with a common plea — stop executions in our state. Their reasons for wanting the death penalty out of Ohio range from theological, to moral, to financial It costs Ohio an estimated $1 million to try a death penalty case […]