Clemency and Schedule

"[R]esearchers have found convincing evidence that, in the past three decades, innocent people have been executed."

Justice Stephen Breyer's dissent, Glossip v. Gross, 135 S. Ct. 2726 (2015)

Clemency Application Process

What is Clemency?

Clemency is the act of the Governor commuting a death sentence to a lesser sentence, or granting a pardon. Clemency can take the form of commutation, parole, or a reprieve.

A commutation is the substitution of a lesser penalty for the one originally imposed. It does not obliterate guilt or restore civil rights.

A pardon releases the prisoner from the entire punishment given for his or her offense, and reinstates his or her civil liberties. There are many types of pardons, including unconditional, conditional, general, and partial.
 
A reprieve is the temporary postponement of the execution of a sentence. It is a stay of execution for a set period of time, in order to give the prisoner an opportunity to find relief for his or her sentence.
 

Ohio's Clemency Procedure
Clemency may only be granted by the Governor of the State of Ohio. Ohio Revised Code § 2967.07 requires that all applications for clemency be made in writing to the Adult Parole Authority. The Ohio Parole Board is the bureau of the Adult Parole Authority assigned to process clemency applications.
 
Upon completion of its examination, the Parole Board sends a report to the governor, providing a summary of the facts in the case, a recommendation for or against the granting of clemency, and the reasoning behind the recommendation.
 
Interested applicants should contact:
Ohio Parole Board
770 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43222
(614) 752-1200

DEATH PENALTY EXECUTION SCHEDULE

Name
      
Race
      
County
      
Scheduled Execution
Romell Broom
                   
B
                   
Cuyahoga
                   
Temporary Reprieve Granted
Kenneth Smith
      
W
      
Butler
      
Stay of Execution
Charles Lorraine
      
W
      
Trumbull
      
Stay of Execution
Michael Webb
      
W
      
Clermont
      
Stay of Execution
Abdul Awkal
      
O
      
Cuyahoga
      
Stay of Execution
Ronald Phillips
      
W
      
Summit
      
July 26, 2017
Gary Otte
      
W
      
Cuyahoga
      
September 13, 2017
Raymond Tibbetts
      
W
      
Hamilton
      
October 18, 2017
Alva Campbell Jr.
      
W
      
Franklin
      
November 15, 2017
William Montgomery
      
B
      
Lucas
      
January 3, 2018
Warren K. Henness
      
W
      
Franklin
      
February 13, 2018
Robert J. Van Hook
      
W
      
Hamilton
      
February 13, 2018
Melvin Bonnell
      
W
      
Cuyahoga
      
April 11, 2018
Stanley Fitzpatrick
      
B
      
Hamilton
      
May 30, 2018
Angelo Fears
      
B
      
Hamilton
      
June 27, 2018
David Sneed
      
B
      
Stark
      
August 1, 2018
Cleveland R. Jackson
      
B
      
Allen
      
September 13, 2018
James Derrick O'Neal
      
B
      
Hamilton
      
October 10, 2018
John David Stumpf
      
W
      
Guernsey
      
November 14, 2018
Elwood Hubert Jones
      
B
      
Hamilton
      
January 9, 2019
James Hanna
      
W
      
Warren
      
February 13, 2019
Archie Dixon
      
W
      
Lucas
      
March 20, 2019
Jeffrey A. Wogenstahl
      
W
      
Hamilton
      
April 17, 2019
Timothy Hoffner
      
W
      
Lucas
      
May 29, 2019
Kareem M. Jackson
      
B
      
Franklin
      
July 10, 2019
Gregory Lott
      
B
      
Cuyahoga
      
August 14, 2019
Douglas Coley
      
B
      
Lucas
      
September 18, 2019
James Frazier
      
B
      
Lucas
      
October 17, 2019
Lawrence Landrum
      
W
      
Ross
      
February 12, 2020
Stanley Adams
      
W
      
Trumbull
      
April 16, 2020
John Drummond
      
B
      
Mahoning
      
September 17, 2020

OFFICE OF THE OHIO PUBLIC DEFENDER

  250 EAST BROAD STREET
SUITE 1400
COLUMBUS, OHIO 43215
(614) 466-5394
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