"Ronald Phillips Set to Die in Ohio’s First Execution in Three Years"

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"Convicted child killer Ronald Phillips was moved to the so-called "death house" on Tuesday as Ohio prepared to resume executions three years after another inmate, gasping and heaving, took more than 25 minutes to die." 

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MVFR founder Marie Deans Memoir To Be Released

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"In my years of friendship with Marie Deans, going back decades, I must have said too, too often, "Time has come to write your memoirs." She promised it would be on her to-do list one day, but first she had to speed off to get here, get there and on down life's highways that might not have guardrails to save her from the mean turns and twists. It didn't matter. She had no taste for risk-free living, least of all when, as a death penalty abolitionist, she was battling for people she cared about: the dozens of condemned prisoners awaiting execution in dispiteous Southern cellblocks." 

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Remembering Scharlette Holdman

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"After more than four decades defending some of the most notorious—and some of the most faceless—killers in America, Holdman died July 12 at the age of 70, a fighter to the end." More after the flip.

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