WHIO Investigative Report: The Cost of Executions in Ohio

BEAVERCREEK – Studies from other states put the cost of the death penalty at much more than cases where the defendant is sentenced to life in prison without parole. A Maryland study put the cost at $3 million per inmate. Former Ohio Corrections Director Reginald Wilkinson, who oversaw the execution of 20 inmates, said the costs escalate long before the inmate enters the prison system.