Death Penalty Press Releases

  • 11.15.17

    Ohio Must Enact Moratorium on Executions

    Latest Botched Execution of Alva Campbell, Jr Shows Flaws with Lethal Injection Procedures

    LUCASVILLE—After nearly 30 minutes of torture as medical personnel attempted to find a useable vein for the lethal injection of Alva Campbell, Jr the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections called off his execution. This comes after weeks of advocacy from Campbell’s counsel explaining that he was too ill and death by lethal injection would Read more…

    Criminal Justice, Death Penalty
  • 10.03.16

    ACLU Statement on Ohio Executions Set to Resume in January

    CLEVELAND—Today the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction announced that executions will resume in January 2017. Below is a statement that can be attributed to Mike Brickner, Senior Policy Director of the ACLU of Ohio. “It is disheartening to learn Ohio intends to resume executions after over a decade of problems, including four botched executions. Read more…

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  • 12.11.14

    Secret Drug Execution Legislation Is Fundamentally Wrong, Violates Public Trust, Says ACLU

    HB 663 Lacks Transparency and Accountability to Ohioans

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—The Ohio Senate today passed a bill that will cloud state executions in secrecy, making the death penalty process less accountable to Ohioans. The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is decrying the passage of House Bill 663 and calls for Gov. John Kasich to veto it in the following statement by Mike Brickner, Read more…

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