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Group to Walk from Death House to Capitol Communities Invited for Dialog with Unusual Advocates


CONTACT: Abraham Bonowitz,, 561-371-5204

Group to Walk from Death House to Capitol Communities Invited for Dialog with Unusual Advocates

Advance Interviews Available

Photo Ops & Interviews Available Daily

Columbus – Starting at 8:30am on Sunday October 4, death penalty abolitionists from Ohio and beyond will begin a 7 day, 83 mile walk from the Lucasville prison where Ohio conducts executions to the Statehouse in Columbus, calling for an end to capital punishment. More than a dozen participants are registered to walk the entire route, and hundreds of supporters from across Ohio are expected for the final leg to the Statehouse on Saturday, October 10, which is observed internationally as World Day Against the Death Penalty.

At evening programs in Portsmouth (10/3), Chillicothe (10/5), Circleville (10/7), and Columbus (10/9), residents of local communities are invited to conversations about the death penalty with walkers and special guests with unique “voices of experience.”  Special guests, all of whom are available for advance telephone interviews and some of whom will walk the entire route, include:

To schedule advance interviews and for additional details contact Abe Bonowitz at or 561-371-5204. Additional information, including the Walk to Stop Executions itinerary and local event details, is available at Walk to Stop Executions

This event is jointly organized by Scioto Peace & Justice Fellowship of Reconciliation, Intercommunity Justice & Peace Center, Footprints for Peace, Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio, and Ohioans to Stop Executions.

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