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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Anti-death penalty advocates are reacting to comments from Gov. Mike DeWine, who said in an Associated Press interview that lethal injection “appears to us to be impossible from a practical point of view”. DeWine stopped executions after he took office last year, after a federal judge found Ohio’s lethal injection method… Read More
Daniel Lee, 47, was put to death on Tuesday morning in the federal death chamber in the first federal execution since 2003. Other inmates are scheduled for death this week.
The Ohio Supreme Court has added a new inmate to the execution schedule – though Gov. Mike DeWine has delayed four executions until a new way to carry them out is developed. DeWine said the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is moving on his order to work up a new lethal injection method. “We expect to… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that the state prison system must share more requested records on the acquisition and supply of its lethal-injection drugs. The high court decided Friday that the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction could not claim certain documents were entirely exempt from open records laws because they… Read More
An agreement has been reached over death row inmates’ subpoenas of Board of Pharmacy information about drugs used for lethal injection in Ohio. At issue were attempts by inmates’ lawyers to find out more about the state’s lethal injection process, which now calls for two drugs Ohio doesn’t have and which may only be available… Read More
Four death row inmates challenging an Ohio law that shields the names of companies providing lethal injection drugs have appealed a judge’s dismissal of their lawsuit. The inmates argue the new law violates free speech rights, contending in part that the measure restricts information that helps inform the public debate over capital punishment. U.S. District… Read More