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Governor DeWine Issues Reprieves

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Today, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued the following three reprieves of execution:

  • Cleveland Jackson, who was scheduled to be executed on January 13, 2021.  The new date of execution has been moved to June 15, 2023. 
  • James O'Neal, who was scheduled to be executed on February 18, 2021.  The new date of execution has been moved to August 16, 2023. 
  • Melvin Bonnell, who was scheduled to be executed on March 18, 2021.  The new date of execution has been moved to October 18, 2023. 

Governor DeWine is issuing these reprieves due to ongoing problems involving the willingness of pharmaceutical suppliers to provide drugs to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC), pursuant to DRC protocol, without endangering other Ohioans.