Attorney General Dave Yost holds up a copy of his capital crimes report, standing at the media podium in the Ohio Statehouse

Attorney general report says Ohio’s death penalty is “unworkable”

Attorney General Dave Yost’s 2023 Capital Crimes Report estimates it would take $121 million to $363 million in legal costs to execute all 119 condemned people on Ohio’s death row who are facing a combined 121 death sentences. Yost’s report describes that as “a stunning amount of money to spend on a program that doesn’t achieve its purpose.”

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Ohio AG asks elected officials to deal with state’s ‘costly and ineffective’ death penalty system

WYTV Reports on the Attorney General’s 2024 Capital Crimes report and his recognition that the death penalty doesn’t work for anyone.

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Abolishing the Death Penalty This Week on “Faith Alive!”

Annunciation Radio Host Rodney Schuster, Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo, welcomes Deacon Ed Irelan, Catholic Charities Jail & Prison Ministry Coordinator; Fr. Neil Kookoothe, Pastor of St. Clearance Parish in North Olmstead; and Joe D’ Ambrosio, a man who was on death row for many years before new evidence granted him freedom.

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The Jimmy Malone Show: March 5, 2024

Jimmy opens up with a conversation with Kevin Werner from the Ohio Justice and Policy Center about the numerous problems with Ohio’s Death Penalty laws and why the Buckeye State continues to work with this deeply flawed system.

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In Cleveland Prosecutor’s Office, a Long Trail of Death Sentences and Wrongful Convictions

Bolts Magazine covers the Cuyahoga County prosecuting attorney’s race. The county was responsible for 6 of the 11 Ohio cases where people sentenced to death were later found to have been wrongly convicted.

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Death penalty’s false promise of justice is a burden survivors shouldn’t have to bear

Columbus Catholic Times Columnist Mark Huddy shares his hope for “a renewed culture of life” in Ohio, including an end to the state’s death penalty.

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‘Lights’ of life and ‘shadows’ of death

Columbus Catholic Times Columnist Mark Huddy shares his hope for “a renewed culture of life” in Ohio, including an end to the state’s death penalty.

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Former Ohio prisons director concerned about use of nitrogen suffocation in executions

The former director of the state’s prison system is concerned about a Republican-sponsored bill that would add nitrogen gas to the law requiring lethal injection to carry out executions in Ohio. And he also now has questions about the death penalty itself.

Gary Mohr supervised 15 executions as director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction under Republican former Gov. John Kasich, including the most recent one in July 2018.

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Emerging Polls Indicate Majority Support for Abolishing Death Penalty in Ohio

New polling shows that Ohians want an end to the death penalty. “Ohioans understand that the system can’t be fixed, can’t be applied fairly and any attempt to do so is both a waste of money and fundamental misunderstanding of where Ohio’s values are aligned. The people of Ohio want to protect and sustain life, which means abolishing the death penalty.”

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