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Group Walking from Death House to Capitol Approaching Columbus

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Having walked 55 miles since Sunday, death penalty abolitionists from Ohio and beyond continue their 83 mile walk from the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, the prison where Ohio conducts executions, to the Statehouse in Columbus, calling for an end to capital punishment. The walkers are now north of Circleville on Rt 23. More than 15 activists are walking the entire route, with others joining for parts 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.

All along the way and at evening programs in Portsmouth, Chillicothe, Circleville, and Columbus (10/9), [locations and speakers listed below] residents of local communities are joining in conversations about the death penalty with walkers and special guests with unique “voices of experience.” Special guests, some of whom will walk the entire route, are available for telephone interviews in advance and during the Walk. They include:

To schedule 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.

Remaining Community Dialogues on Executions – DETAILS:

Friday Oct. 9, 7 pm
Community Dialogue featuring Rev. Jeff Hood and Prof. Howard Tolley
1021 E. Broad St., Columbus


The final 2.5-mile leg in Columbus on Saturday, October 10, the World Day Against the Death Penalty, will conclude with a stop on the sidewalk in front of the Statehouse followed by 12 pm rally at Trinity Episcopal Church, 125 E. Broad St. across from the Capitol. Those walking the final leg will meet at 9:30am at Southwood Elementary School, 1500 S. 4th St in Columbus.

More information about the Walk schedule, route, programs, endorsements or registration at or call Abe Bonowitz at 561-371-5204.

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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