Ohio Public Defender: News Archives
Below is an archive of all news and announcements released by the Office of the Ohio Public Defender. Please see our home page for our most recent news releases.
Beth Kuypers's Article
After 10 years and seven months of incarceration, Tim Howard—an innocent man—was freed from prison on July 8, 2017. Tim's release was made possible by the Office of the Ohio Public Defender Wrongful Conviction Project's hard work and relentless pursuit of justice.
The Wrongful Conviction Project and the Office of the Ohio Public Defender support and adopt the statement released by the Innocence Project on the death of an unarmed black youth killed recently by police in Dallas.
For 13 years, the Office of the Ohio Public Defender and Children’s Law Center have partnered to bring Ohio’s juvenile defense bar together and work toward achieving the best outcomes for the children in Ohio’s juvenile justice system. This year, for the 13th annual summit, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s landmark decision In re Gault and the 10th anniversary of the Supreme Court of Ohio's In re C.S., which strengthened the right to counsel for Ohio’s youth.
Of the 337 people who have been exonerated by DNA nationwide, nearly 10 percent had pleaded guilty to crimes they didn’t commit.