• Press Release

Resuming Executions in Ohio Will Not Serve Justice

July 24, 2017

After a three-year hiatus, the state of Ohio is scheduled to resume executions this week. Ronald R. Phillips is scheduled to be put to death on July 26, despite outcry from groups including human rights organizations, faith leaders, correctional officers, and exonerated former death-row prisoners.

“While much of the country moves away from the death penalty, Ohio will be taking a devastating step backward should they move forward with this execution,” said James Clark, senior campaigner with Amnesty International USA. “The capital punishment system is broken beyond repair, and must be abandoned.”