Ending the Death Penalty for the Seriously Mentally Ill

OJPC is part of a strong coalition of groups working to eliminate capital-punishment eligibility for people with serious mental illness: The Ohio Alliance for the Mental Illness Exemption. We are excited to report that Sen. Bill Seitz (R, Cincinnati) and Sen. Sandra Williams (D, Cleveland) have introduced a bill to make this a reality, Senate Bill 162, now pending before the Senate Criminal Justice Committee. OJPC Executive Director David Singleton testified before that committee in October 2015 — read the report he presented here.