Ohio’s death penalty opponents take their case to the court of public opinion (April 11, 2022)

Activists seeking to abolish the death penalty in Ohio took their case to the court of public opinion April 7 with virtual testimony from the family and friends of homicide victims about the immorality and futility of capital punishment.”

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Op-Ed: Death penalty a moral injury for our state, incompatible with belief in a sacred right to life (April 8, 2022)

“As a registered nurse, I was trained to react quickly when a situation required my attention, to do my best in a challenge, and to ensure that the people I cared for were safe and protected. As a risk manager, I was trained to listen and observe. I have applied these principles to every area of my life: I am a mom, a new widow and a dedicated pro-life volunteer. I serve on the Respect Life Committee at Incarnation Church here in Dayton, and I am active in Dayton Right to Life.

As someone who believes deeply in the sanctity of life, I realize there is an issue that requires my immediate attention, and I must act. It’s time for the pro-life community to talk about the death penalty.”

Read the rest of the op-ed in the Dayton Daily News.

Magazine Feature: Killing Off Ohio’s Death Penalty (April 6, 2022)

“Derrick Jamison served 20 years on Ohio’s death row for a crime he did not commit. He lived in a one-man cell, his meal trays slid through a slot in the door. He said goodbye to 18 fellow inmates who were executed.”

Read the rest of this article in Cincinnati Magazine.

Op-Ed: ‘The death penalty is an affront to our ideals as an evolving society,’ senators say (March 26, 2022)

“Last year, we jointly introduced Senate Bill 103 that would end the use of the death penalty in the state of Ohio, replacing it with a sentence of life in prison without parole for capital cases.

This legislation is historic for a number of reasons. “

Read the rest of this op-ed in the Columbus Dispatch.

Anti-Death Penalty Group Thinks Execution May Be Thing Of Past In Ohio (March 25, 2022)

“Ohio has a storied history when it comes to executions, from county-by-county hangings to “Old Sparky” the electric chair in Columbus.

But has the last chapter been written?”

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In Ohio, Republicans are leading the effort to abolish the death penalty (March 11, 2022)

The anti-death penalty movement in Ohio is gaining traction with conservative support and leadership amidst a national rise in Republican opposition to capital punishment.”

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Republicans are turning against the death penalty (March 8, 2022)

“It’s rare for a politician to admit they were wrong. But Jean Schmidt will own up to this: She used to support the death penalty.”

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Bills to abolish the death penalty in Ohio slowly gaining traction (March 7, 2022)

“A bill to abolish the death penalty in Ohio, sponsored by state Sen. Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City, has languished in a Senate committee for months; but its twin is being heard in the House, giving Huffman hopes that the idea will make progress.”

Read the rest of this article in the Hamilton-Journal News.

TV: Ohio Gets Closer to Abolishing Death Penalty (March 3, 2022)

“Ohio hasn’t executed a prisoner in about four years, but capital punishment continues to be a topic of debate at the Statehouse.The state moved one step closer to abolishing this centuries old form of punishment on Thursday.”

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Ohio Death-Penalty Repeal Efforts Move Closer to Goal Line (March 3, 2022)

Efforts to end executions in Ohio have reached a historic point.

An invitation-only hearing will be held by the House Criminal Justice Committee today on legislation which would end Ohio’s death penalty. It’s the fifth hearing on House Bill 183, and the farthest a death penalty repeal bill has gone in the legislative process.”

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