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Additional Resources

Capital Crimes/Death Penalty Cases

Ohio Attorney General's Capital Crimes Annual Report.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine released on April 1, 2014 his office’s “Capital Crimes Annual Report” which per Ohio statute provides a background summary of individuals on Ohio’s death row and the procedural history of their cases.  This lengthy report provides historical statistics reflecting the implementation of capital punishment in Ohio since 1981.  The case history sheets provide information on every case that resulted in a death sentence in Ohio since that year.  Click the following link to view the report Ohio AG's Capital Crimes Annual Report, April 2014.

 

The Death Lottery - How Race and Geography Determine Who Goes to Ohio's Death Row.

On April 1, 2014, Ohioans To Stop Executions released a reported entitled “The Death Lottery: How Race and Geography Determine Who Goes to Ohio’s Death Row.”  OTSE offers this report “to provide context and detail to complement the numbers and statutes provided in the Annual Capital Crimes Report” issued by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Click the following link to view the report The Death Lottery - How Race and Geography Determine Who Goes to Ohio's Death Row, April 2014.

 

Supreme Court of Ohio and the Ohio State Bar Assoc. Joint Task Force Draft Final Second Report and Recommendations.

The Supreme Court of Ohio and The Ohio State Bar Association Joint Task Force to Review the Administration of Ohio's Death Penalty.  Click the following link to view the document Draft Final Second Report and Recommendations.  

 

Irreversible Errors.

The Constitution Project just released a report entitled "Irreversible Error," which contains proposed reforms for the implementation of capital punishment in America.  Some of its recommendations for a more just implementation of the death penalty include steps that are not being followed in Ohio at the present time.  You can find the full report here Irreversible Errors.