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Details on Ohio's new ban of juve LWOP and the broader national landscape

As mentioned in this recent post, Ohio recently enacted a new law largely banning life without parole sentences for juveniles.  Daniel Nichanian has this new piece at The Appeal: Political Report about the law and the national develops in this space. I recommend the whole piece, and here are excerpts (with links and the graphic from the original): Ohio is expanding access to parole hearings for people who have been incarcerated ever since they were children.  It will no longer sentence minors t...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Oregon, Senate, Virginia, Gop, Ohio, Burns, Mike DeWine, Douglas A Berman, Michael O'Malley, Daniel Nichanian, Kevin Werner, Brooke Burns, Ohio Justice Policy Center, Cuyahoga Cleveland


Ohio enacts new laws precluding death penalty for those with "serious mentally illness" and largely eliminating LWOP for juvenile offenders

As detailed in this official notice, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine over the weekend signed a bunch of new bills into law, and two are sure to be of interest to sentencing fans: House Bill 136, sponsored by Representative Brett Hudson Hillyer, prohibits the death penalty if offender was mentally ill at time of offense.  Senate Bill 256, sponsored by Senator Nathan Manning and former Senator Peggy Lehner, regards sentencing offenders under the age of 18.  This local press piece provides a bit of bac...
Tags: Justice, Law, Senate, House, Ohio, Mike DeWine, Suliman, Werner, Nathan Manning, Peggy Lehner, Douglas A Berman, LWOP, South Cumminsville, Kevin Werner, Rukiye, Brett Hillyer R Uhrichsville


Executions on Hold, but Group Opposed to Death Penalty Still Concerned

Advocates against capital punishment say they’re pleased with comments from Gov. Mike DeWine, who says executions won’t proceed until the prisons department comes up with a new lethal injection process. DeWine said until the lethal injection mixture can stand up to federal court scrutiny, the nearly two dozen executions scheduled between this May and 2022 won’t go forward. Kevin Werner with Ohioans to Stop Executions said that’s the right decision, but there needs to be an examination of the ove...
Tags: Karen Kasler, Mike DeWine, DeWine, Werner, Kevin Werner


Parole Board Recommends Commuting Execution

Gov. John Kasich’s parole board is recommending that he call off next month’s execution of an inmate convicted of killing a woman in a robbery in Toledo in 1986. The board came to their decision based on the questionable actions of the prosecution. In a split vote of 6-4, the state parole board is recommending that 52- year old William Montgomery’s death sentence be changed to life without parole for the murder of Debra Ogle. He’s also serving a life sentence for the murder of her roommate Cynth...
Tags: Toledo, John Kasich, Andy Chow, Werner, Kevin Werner, William Montgomery, Parole Board Recommends Commuting Execution, Cynthia Tincher Montgomery


Could poor health help save the live of Ohio's "poster child for the death penalty”?

The question in the title of this post is prompted by this Columbus Dispatch article headlined "Ohio killer says he’s too ill to be put to death."  Here are excerpts: Death-row inmate Alva Campbell, once dubbed “the poster child for the death penalty” for a deadly carjacking outside the Franklin County Courthouse 20 years ago, is now too sick to be put to death, his attorneys and advocates say. The convicted killer is slated for execution Nov. 15, but Campbell has so much fluid in his lungs tha...
Tags: Law, Ohio, Alva, John Kasich, Campbell, Columbus Dispatch, Franklin County, Mike DeWine, K Mart, Stebbins, Franklin County Courthouse, Douglas A Berman, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation, Ron O'Brien, Kevin Werner, Alva Campbell


Death-Penalty Opponents Try to Stop Ohio's Second Execution in Six Weeks

Ohio’s second execution in two months is set to proceed on Wednesday. Gary Otte of Indiana is scheduled to be executed for two murders in Parma in 1992. But Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports, those opposed to capital punishment says they’re not done fighting. Anti-death penalty advocates say they’ve been expecting executions to go forward after they failed to stop Ronald Phillips’ execution in late July. Phillips was put to death with a never-before-tried mixture of drugs, and had no...
Tags: Indiana, Ohio, Parma, John Kasich, Statehouse, Karen Kasler, Anti, Otte, Ronald Phillips, Gary Otte, July Phillips, Kevin Werner