Entries tagged with “Cleveland Jackson

Executions

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Lethal Injection

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Sep 08, 2020

News Brief — New Set of Reprieves Push Back First Three Ohio Executions of 2021 Until 2023

NEWS (9/​4/​20) — Ohio: Citing an unwill­ing­ness to endan­ger pub­lic health, Governor Mike DeWine has issued a new set of reprieves that will push back the first three exe­cu­tions sched­uled in Ohio for 2021 until at least 2023. In a news release, the Governor’s office said he issued the reprieves due to ongo­ing prob­lems involv­ing the will­ing­ness of phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal sup­pli­ers to pro­vide drugs to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction … with­out endan­ger­ing oth­er Ohioans.” DeWine pre­vi­ous­ly said that phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­nies had threat­ened to stop sell­ing drugs to the…

Policy Issues

Representation

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Oct 02, 2019

Ohio Governor Grants Reprieve to Prisoner Who Was Abandoned by Attorneys

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has grant­ed a reprieve to Cleveland Jackson, delay­ing his exe­cu­tion date from November 13, 2019 to January 13, 2021, because of a mis­con­duct com­plaint filed against his pre­vi­ous appel­late attor­neys. The ethics com­plaint alleges that John Gibbons and James Jenkins, who were appoint­ed in 2007 to rep­re­sent Jackson dur­ing his habeas cor­pus appeal, missed crit­i­cal fil­ing dead­lines, did not meet with their client for years, and even failed to inform him when an exe­cu­tion date was set. Without con­sult­ing with Jackson, they also reject­ed offers of…

Executions

Lethal Injection

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Oct 19, 2021

Ohio Supreme Court Rules Against Death-Row Prisoners in Administrative Challenge to Lethal-Injection Process

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the state’s exe­cu­tion process against a pro­ce­dur­al chal­lenge by two of the state’s death-row pris­on­ers that sought to inval­i­date Ohio’s lethal-injec­tion pro­to­col. A unan­i­mous Ohio Supreme Court ruled on October 19, 2021 that the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) did not vio­late state law when it adopt­ed a lethal-injec­tion pro­to­col with­out going through the state’s for­mal rule­mak­ing process.

Executions

Lethal Injection

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Oct 16, 2020

Ohio Supreme Court to Review Validity of State’s Execution Protocol

A divid­ed Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeals of two death-row pris­on­ers who are chal­leng­ing the legal­i­ty of the state’s exe­cu­tion pro­to­col. By votes of 4 – 3, the court on October 13, 2020 accept­ed for review appeals by Cleveland Jackson (pic­tured) and James O’Neal assert­ing that Ohio’s exe­cu­tion pro­to­col is invalid because the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) adopt­ed it in vio­la­tion of state reg­u­la­to­ry requirements.