Entries tagged with “James O'Neal

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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…

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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.