Tag Archives: Terry Collins

Hamilton County: Vigilance Needed

Hamilton County, where Jeffrey Wogenstahl was tried, imposes the death penalty more frequently than the other counties in Ohio, and has more death row inmates than most of the over 3000 counties that make up the USA.  Why is this? … Continue reading

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More than just Innocence

Speaking at Ohio’s Death Penalty Lobby Day last week, Ohio Republican Sen. Bill Seitz of Cincinnati assured death penalty opponents that he is “very, very dedicated” to doing “everything humanly possible to ensure that an innocent person is not subjected to death … Continue reading

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Judges Don’t Care

According to Terry Collins, the former Director of the Ohio Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, “[judges don’t] care whether there is new evidence whether the person is guilty or not guilty”.*  Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s experience appears to support this. For instance, … Continue reading

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Death Penalty Errors

The repeal of the death penalty in Nebraska last month was described by Andrea Lyon in the New York Daily News as a ‘Nixon-visits-Red-China moment’: in over 40 years no other conservative state has abolished the death penalty. Libertarian-minded conservatives formed … Continue reading

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Death Penalty Victims

The Governor of Ohio, Governor Kasich, supports the death penalty because he feels that it provides justice and closure to the grieving families of murder victims.* Perhaps he should talk to Melinda Dawson†, whose mother was brutally murdered in Barberton, … Continue reading

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The Insanity of Prosecutors; the Indifference of Judges

Many people have spoken about the injustice of the death penalty, but rarely do we hear about it from a prosecutor. However, last week Marty Stroud, a former prosecutor in Louisiana, bravely spoke out against what he sees as an … Continue reading

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