Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, Larry Householder, recently said that he is “less and less” supportive of the death penalty. Read the response of the Ohio bishops as well as other statements on the death penalty here.
Gov. Mike DeWine recently granted two more reprieves to James Galen Hanna and Kareem Jackson. This means Ohio will not carry out any executions in 2019! The Governor cited the ongoing struggle to obtain execution drugs as the reason for the reprieves.
The time is right to end the death penalty in Ohio. This is the teaching of our Church and the just thing to do.