Tag Archives: Chillicothe Correctional Institution

Covid-19 on Death Row

Covid-19 has come to Ohio’s death row: 23 death row inmates have tested positive for the virus. None of the cases is in the block where Jeffrey Wogenstahl is incarcerated. The inmates who have contracted the virus are in isolation. … Continue reading

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Excessive and Inhuman

Jeffrey Wogenstahl has been on death row for an astonishing 27 years. He’s not alone in suffering such a long period of incarceration: of the 138 inmates on Ohio’s death row, 71 have been imprisoned for 20 years or more; … Continue reading

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Guilt, Shame and Mental Torment

Ohio’s Governor DeWine has postponed two more executions because of difficulties obtaining drugs; there are now no executions scheduled in Ohio before March next year. At the Chillicothe Correctional Institution where death row is housed, the relief of the inmates at … Continue reading

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Shadow of Execution Date Lifted

Jeffrey Wogenstahl has been granted an indefinite stay of execution by the Ohio Supreme Court (see Supreme Court of Ohio Case Announcements October 24, 2018): 1995-0042. State v. Wogenstahl. Hamilton App. No. C-930222. On appellant’s motion to reopen direct appeal. Motion … Continue reading

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An Unseemly Spectacle

Alva Campbell is next in line to be executed by the State of Ohio.* For the last month of his life, Campbell will have been intensely monitored: two corrections officers watch him round the clock to ensure there is no … Continue reading

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Move to Toledo Abandoned

The men on death row in Ohio will no longer need to worry about relocating to a prison in Toledo: the proposed move has been abandoned ten months after it was announced. Jeffrey Wogenstahl and the other death row inmates at … Continue reading

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Amber’s Disappearance: Evidence Suppressed

The prosecution in Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s case advanced the theory that the victim, Amber Garrett, was snatched hastily from her bed as she slept. However, it appears that to convince the jurors of this theory, prosecutors suppressed significant evidence.* This evidence … Continue reading

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Move to Toledo: “It’s just another prison.”

Jeffrey Wogenstahl, and the other death row inmates at Chillicothe Correctional Institution, Ohio, were told yesterday that they will be moved in the near future. Their destination is Toledo Correctional Institution, which is about 4 miles from Ohio’s northern border with … Continue reading

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Execution Date Stayed!

Wonderful news! The Ohio Supreme Court has today issued the following announcement about Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s case: 1995-0042. State v. Wogenstahl. Hamilton App. No. C-930222. On motion to vacate execution date and to reopen direct appeal. Motion granted. Appellant’s execution date … Continue reading

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Evolving Standards of Decency

There has been very good news on Ohio’s death row this month: one of the inmates, Rayshawn Johnson, has had his death sentence set aside. Even Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, who in 2006 dissented in a similar case, was swayed this … Continue reading

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