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VIDEO: Reform in Lucasville After Inmates Attacked

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A newly released video shows the brutality of an Ohio inmate’s knife attack on four other prisoners who were handcuffed to a table and unable to defend themselves. The video obtained by The Associated Press reveals for the first time the extent of the victims’ injuries and raises questions about how… Read More

Lawyers: Firing Squad Must Be Option for Condemned Killer

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for a condemned killer whose execution was stopped last year after 25 minutes of unsuccessful needle sticks are once again recommending the firing squad as an alternative. The execution could also proceed if the state adopts a closely regulated lethal injection process that includes a headpiece to monitor the brain… Read More

Court To Review Lethal Drug Records Ohio Wants To Shield

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Ohio’s prison system must produce records about lethal drugs it wants shielded from public view for justices on the state Supreme Court to review privately as part of an open records dispute, the court ruled. At issue is a lawyer’s request for multiple records about Ohio’s lethal injection drugs, including who made them and when… Read More

Overdoses On The Road On The Rise

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving. Police in the city of 30,000 responded to 11 other overdose reports that day, including a woman who crashed… Read More