6 former death row inmates proved innocent protest Ohio capital punishment law


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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Six former Ohio death row inmates who were later proved innocent have protested the state's three-decade-old capital punishment law.

The prisoners are part of an effort by Ohioans to Stop Executions to urge lawmakers to accept last year's recommendations for changes to the law by an Ohio Supreme Court task force.

The Columbus Dispatch reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/1asnua2 ) that several of the men shed tears as they spoke of decades spent in prison for crimes they didn't commit.

Executions are on hold in Ohio until at least next year as the state tries to find supplies of lethal injection drugs.

The six inmates who spoke were Kwame Ajamu (KWAH'-mee ah-jah-MOO'), Joe D'Ambrosio, Ricky Jackson, Derrick Jamison, Dale Johnston and Wiley Bridgeman.

Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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