Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Former Prisons Head Opposes Death Penalty
A former state prisons chief spoke out against the death penalty today. Retired director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections Terry Collins said the state of Ohio needs to get out of the execution business.
“After leaving the state agency in 2010 and retiring, I publicly came out about the death penalty and my position was we have another option, life without parole and I think it’s time we look at that.”
Collins says executions are traumatic for prison staff to witness and countless appeals are costly for the state. Collins was the Director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections from 2006 to 2010. The Kasich Administration says the governor stands by his support of the death penalty. The state has said it will review last week’s controversial execution of Dennis McGuire which has renewed controversy over the death penalty.