“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 […]
All Sides With Ann Fisher’s segment this morning on Ohio’s death penalty is the perfect opportunity to introduce one of OTSE’s new board members, Jonathan Mann. Jonathan called into Ann Fisher’s show this morning to share his story. From our Board & Staff Page: https://otse.org/board-staff/ After Thomas Knuff was arrested and charged for his father’s […]
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Ohio will not hold any executions in 2019, as Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday delayed execution dates for death-row inmates James Galen Hanna and Kareem Jackson because of ongoing issues with finding execution drugs. Read more here.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Conservatives in states including Wyoming, Utah and Ohio vowed Monday to keep pushing for the repeal of state-level death penalty sentences, even as U.S. officials move toward resuming federal executions. Read more here.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that just because an inmate feels like he’s being suffocated after a lethal injection, that doesn’t amount to cruel and unusual punishment. “Rather than debating how much pain we are willing to allow people being executed to endure, we should be debating whether the death penalty […]
I lost my father two years ago to a brutal and senseless murder. The man who took his life, Thomas Knuff, was recently sentenced to death. Knuff took my dad from me and robbed the two of us of invaluable time together. It’s impossible to describe the depths of my pain or how to cope […]