Indiana-based artist Tasha Lewis transforms the Conservatory’s gallery with thousands of magnetic cyanotype butterflies printed on cotton fabric. Her blue butterflies hover in mid-air and seem to swarm the space, blurring the connection between the natural and artificial worlds.
A former state prisons chief spoke out against the death penalty today. Retired director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections Terry Collins says the state of Ohio needs to get out of the execution business.
Dennis McGuire’s attorney Allen Bohnert called the convicted killer’s death “a failed, agonizing experiment” and added: “The people of the state of Ohio should be appalled at what was done here today in their names.”
Ohio Governor John Kasich has delayed a condemned child killer’s execution to study the feasibility of allowing the man to donate his organs to ailing relatives.
A federal judge has declined to block a child killer’s upcoming execution at the request of lawyers suing over Ohio’s new process for carrying out capital punishment.
A proposal to allow the death penalty people with multiple convictions of violent sexual assault goes against the recommendations of a task force studying Ohio’s execution policies.
The Ohio Parole Board has rejected mercy for a condemned killer who shot two people, including a police officer.
A court filing says Ohio plans to come up with a new process for executing condemned inmates no later than Oct. 4.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has rejected clemency for a condemned Cleveland killer despite a prosecutor’s rare plea to commute his sentence to life without parole.
An Ohio Supreme Court committee studying changes to the state’s death penalty law is almost guaranteed to produce majority and minority reports on their findings when its work is finished later this year.
A task force reviewing Ohio’s death penalty law recommends narrowing the number of crimes that qualify for capital punishment.