Ohio bill proposes additional protections for death penalty cases, postconviction relief

According to the Columbus Daily Reporter, (sub req.) a bipartisan bill aimed at changing postconviction relief proceedings is currently pending in an Ohio Senate committee. Senate Bill 139, co-sponsored by Bill Seitz, R-Cincinnati, and Sandra Williams, D-Cleveland,¬†provides several enhancements to postconviction relief that could potentially offer greater protection to those who were wrongfully convicted, particularly …

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