Senator Brown testifies in the Senate Criminal Justice Committee.

Columbus – Today in the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, State Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) provided sponsor testimony for a bill (SB 293) that will abolish the use of capital punishment in Ohio. The testimony comes as Ohio and other states are reviewing their capital punishment procedures following several “botched” executions using new and untested drug combinations.

“The untested drug combinations are just one aspect of the conversation we need to have concerning the continued use of capital punishment,” said Senator Brown. “The enormously wasteful and unnecessary costs, the arbitrary and oftentimes biased application, and the troublingly high number of false convictions are all serious issues that need to be discussed as we look at whether Ohio should continue a practice that shows no clear benefits for the state.”

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