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Equal Justice for All—An Examination of Ohio’s Death Penalty

Posted Friday, September 28, 2007

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Ohio's death penalty is plagued with serious problems. The American Bar Association found racial and geographic disparities, inadequate defense and not enough access to evidence. A 30-month study by a team of lawyers and judges found dozens of flaws in Ohio's legal process. The bar association wants better line up procedures, evidence preserved for appeals, and a better understanding of defendants who are mentally ill. The bar recommends that Ohio temporarily halt executions to permit a thorough review of the state's death penalty system. What do you say? Join us tomorrow at nine for our discussion of the death penalty on the Sound of Ideas.



Phyllis Crocker, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at CSU, Chair of the Ohio Death Penalty Assessment Team
Margery Koosed, Professor of Law, University of Akron
Richard Dieter, Executive Director, Death Penalty Information Center
Sam D. Millsap, Texas attorney and former prosecutor

Additional Information

Full Ohio Death Penalty Assessment Report (495-page pdf)
Ohio Death Penalty Assesment Team Biographies (4-page Word doc.)
Frequently Asked Questions [about ABA Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project] (8-page Word doc.)

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