Sunday, November 15, 2009
This article from the Columbus Dispatch gives a semi-inside look at clemency in the State of Ohio. The Ohio Parole Board has unanimously recommended clemency for Bradley Tapp, but the request sits in a pile of 712 applications dating back to 2005. Governor Strickland has delayed executions several times and commuted two death sentences. But, according to the Dispatch, he has not acted on any other requests "a break with the practices of past governors."