Tag Archives: USA

Jeff’s 60th Birthday

Today, November 23, 2020, Jeffrey Wogenstahl turns 60. He never celebrates his birthday: it’s too harsh a reminder that soon after his 31st birthday, someone murdered a little girl that he knew. Amber Garrett’s body was found in Bright, Indiana, … Continue reading

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2020 US Election

The death penalty is not mentioned in the President Trump’s vague bullet points that replace the usual platform for the Republican Party in an election year. However, the restoration of federal executions this year confirms the party’s support for capital … Continue reading

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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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Jurisdiction Ruling: a Reassuring Footnote

A Sixth Circuit court has denied[i] Jeffrey Wogenstahl the opportunity to make a separate appeal to establish whether Ohio had jurisdiction to try him. Jeff wanted to appeal an Ohio Supreme Court’s ruling[ii] from 2017. In that ruling the majority … Continue reading

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Will Ohio’s Death Penalty End?

Four times in the last decade Ohio’s Democrat Senator Nickie Antonio has sponsored a bill to abolish the death penalty in the state, without success. This year feels different. With executions halted because lethal injection drugs are unobtainable, pressure is … Continue reading

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More Good News

A recent Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) analysis makes encouraging reading: death sentencing and executions in the USA are both declining. During the decade that has just ended, average annual US death sentencing was less than half what it was … Continue reading

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Encouraging News

2019 is ending on an encouraging note for the Ohio death row inmates. In mid December Governor DeWine stated that Ohio is “not very close” to resuming executions; the following week Republican House Speaker, Larry Householder, confirmed that abolition of … 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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A Disturbing Ruling

A Sixth Circuit appeals court panel ruled this month that Ohio’s three-drug execution protocol does not violate the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishments. The panel’s decision is at odds with federal magistrate Judge Merz’s conclusion earlier this … Continue reading

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