Dennis McGuire Execution Another Sign of a Broken System

There is no question that the death penalty is a broken system. The problems with Ohio’s death penalty aren’t abstract problems in a report– they are embodied in the prison staff who carried out the suffocation execution of Dennis McGuire, the priest who witnessed it, the family who must endure…

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Cleveland Plain Dealer Editorial Board Calls for No More Executions

Ohio is gaining an unwanted reputation for experimenting with questionable ways to put people to death. In 2009 and 2011, the state was the first to try new lethal-injection methods on condemned prisoners. Last month, Ohio broke ground again by using, for the first time, a combination of hydromorphone, a…

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