Posts Categorized: Ohio

Ohio Death Row Hunger Strike Ends

This is a report about the rally held today outside of death row in Ohio in support of the Lucasville Uprising Prisoners’ hunger strike over their conditions of extreme isolation. The Abolition Movement sent a message of solidarity to be read to the rally. It follows this report. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The rally at OSP was attended…read more

Ohio Governor Commutes Death Sentence of Kevin Keith to Life; Texas Needs a Governor Who Will Provide Similar Leadership

The Governor of Ohio, Ted Strickland, today commuted the death sentence of Kevin Keith to life in prison. Keith maintains he is innocent. This is what leadership from a governor looks like. In making the decision, Strickland rejected an 8-0 recommendation from the Ohio Parole Board that Keith should be executed. Strickland also overrode the parole…read more

Ohio Governor Denies Clemency

Earlier today, Ohio governor Ted Stickland made the decision to deny clemency to Jason Getsy. The governor’s decision directly contradicts that which was made by the Ohio Parole Board on July 19, 2009. Jason Getsy participated in a murder-for-hire scheme that killed Ann Serafino and left Charles Serafino, her son, critically injured. The mastermind of…read more