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Senate Considering Plan To Ban Executions Of Mentally Ill Inmates

State of Ohio

The Ohio Senate is now considering a proposal banning the execution of mentally ill killers.  The measure is among the recommendations from a state task force studying Ohio's capital punishment law.  The bi-partisan measure would prohibit the execution of those who had mental illnesses and were significantly impaired in their ability to fully understand the crimes committed.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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