Op-Ed – Ohio’s death penalty derailed

Has the tide turned in Ohio? At one point, several months ago, Ohio had executed more prisoners in 2011 than any other state. In 2010, Ohio was behind only Texas in the number of executions carried out. Texas has been the most prolific purvey of state-sponsored death since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. Ohio was literally setting the standard for executions nationwide. In 2009, after a brief moratorium following the botched execution of Romel Broom, Ohio was the first state to move from the standard three-drug execution protocol to a single-drug protocol. Ohio was the second state to replace the sedative sodium thiopental used as an execution drug, currently in short supply, with pentobarbital. Ohio is the only state with…[For full story: http://www.vindy.com/news/2011/sep/11/ohio8217s-death-penalty-derailed/?newswatch ]

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Op-Ed – Ohio’s death penalty derailed

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