Alan Johnson

Alan Johnson

Alan Johnson is a former journalist who spent 44 years with Ohio newspapers, including 33 years at the Columbus Dispatch where he reported on capital punishment and personally witnessed 21 executions. He is the author of a book, "Death and Forgiveness, My Capital Punishment Witness."


With bipartisan support, it’s time to stop Ohio from executing people

By: - April 5, 2023

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost appears to have used a normally factual state report on the death penalty to make his case for resuming executions. Going back to when it was first issued by AG Betty Montgomery, the Ohio Capital Crimes Report provided a valuable record of all executions and death penalty cases in Ohio. […]