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2014-04-10 16:29:36

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ohio Supreme Court Joint Task Force to Review the Administration of Ohio's Death Penalty meets today to finalize its recommendations. Concurrently, Ohioans to Stop Executions launched a new tool on its web page. This new tool will allow Ohioans to search, sort, and understand the more than 50 recommendations intended to help make Ohio's death penalty more fair. The OTSE/Task Force search tool may be used at www.OTSE.org...

2014-01-27 23:24:25

Family of Dennis McGuire Seeks Injunction Barring the Execution Protocol Used by the State of Ohio to Carry Out Dennis McGuire’s Death Sentence Columbus, OH (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 Richard W. Schulte, a partner with the Ohio law firm of Wright & Schulte LLC, together with his co-counsel, is representing the family of an Ohio death row inmate who allegedly suffered cruel and unusual punishment in a prolonged Ohio execution carried out by the state on January 16, 2014. According to...

2013-11-14 23:01:50

After 33 months on death row for killing her infant son, Sabrina Butler was exonerated. Barbourville, KY (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Next week, the Union College community will hear from the only woman in the United States to be exonerated from death row. On Wednesday, Nov. 20, Sabrina Butler, who was released from death row after a long and horrific battle, will be on campus as part of the “Kentucky Exoneree Tour,” sponsored by the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and...

2013-02-24 23:02:07

According to the Orange County Register, ten death penalty trials are scheduled for the near future after no capital-punishment sentences in 2012. MacGregor & Collins murder defense attorneys believe the failure of Propostion 34 to protect clients has delayed the legal process and may do more harm than good. Orange County, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2013 According to the Orange County Register, ten death penalty trials are scheduled for the near future after no capital-punishment sentences...

2012-05-25 10:29:30

As the Supreme Court considers whether to further limit sentences given to juveniles, new research by Stanford psychologists shows how an offender's race shifts people's support for severe punishment. When it comes to holding children accountable for crimes they commit, race matters. According to a new study by Stanford psychologists, if people imagine a juvenile offender to be black, they are more willing to hand down harsher sentences to all juveniles. "These results highlight the...


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