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 another media storm. They are problems that can no longer be tolerated.

These problems are inherent to the death penalty and can not be fixed. OTSE knows that ultimately repeal is the only answer.

Until that day, Ohioans to Stop Executions asks you to send a letter to Governor Kasich– ask him to issue an immediate moratorium. How can we continue executions at the current pace when so many questions have gone unanswered since January 16?

Many of our partner organizations have joined us in the call for moratorium.

Below – Watch WOSU’s All Sides with Ann Fisher: The Future of the Death Penalty:

Read the press release from our partners at Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation calling for Moratorium in Ohio.