Death Penalty Information Center
Fifty years in, death penalty still unworkable, group says
If there’s a way to make the death penalty nonarbitrary and nondiscriminatory, the United States hasn’t found it, a group that studies capital punishment said in a report released Tuesday. Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Furman v Georgia. It effectively put the death penalty on hold after the court […]
Group highlights the parallels between lynching and the modern death penalty
An anti-death penalty group in Ohio is arguing that lynchings in the 19th and early 20th centuries had a lot in common with the way the modern death penalty is applied. On Thursday it will highlight Ohio lynchings to make that case. The argument delves deeply into a complex and often painful past that some […]
In 2021 the death penalty faded further in Ohio, U.S.
In 2021, the death penalty faded further in Ohio, U.S.
Death sentences, executions continue to fade in 2020
The numbers of death sentences, executions and public support for the death penalty continued to fall in 2020. And ironically, as it killed so many, the coronavirus pandemic slowed the death penalty even more, according to the Death Penalty Information Center’s annual report. The center reported that the 17 executions carried out this year was […]
Ohio might have performed its last execution
Gov. Mike Dewine’s latest statement on lethal injections could mean the Ohio death house has seen its last execution. The state hasn’t executed anybody since July 2018, when convicted killer Robert Van Hook wheezed and gasped as he died on a gurney at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility outside Lucasville. DeWine, who took office the […]