Ohio is second in the nation in the number of citizens it executes each year. (The dubious title goes to Texas.)
Nationally, the number of people sentenced to death is decreasing. Ohio is not following the trend; in 2010, Ohio sent seven people – the most since 2003 – to Death Row.
Franklin County, home of the state’s capital, is the holdout when it comes to death sentences. Franklin County last condemned a man to death in 2003.
- Ohio’s death sentences in 2010 most since 2003 (dispatch.com)
- Kasich rejects clemency for condemned killer (dispatch.com)
- Bill proposes ending Ohio’s death penalty (dispatch.com)