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Ohio Death Penalty Opponents To March 83 Miles


LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Death penalty opponents have begun a week-long walk from a prison in Lucasville to the Statehouse to protest capital punishment.

The 83-mile walk started Sunday at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, where Ohio executes prisoners.

The walk is sponsored by Ohioans to Stop Executions and other groups. They plan to finish the protest in Columbus on Saturday, which is World Day Against the Death Penalty.

People speaking to participants along the way include Terry Collins, former director of the Ohio prisons system who witnessed more than 30 executions and now opposes capital punishment.

Two dozen Ohio inmates have execution dates, but the state currently lacks the drugs to put them to death.


Stories from the Associated Press.
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