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Plan To Move Death Row On Hold

Jul 15, 2017

Ohio's plan to move death row for the third time in a little over a decade is being delayed again.

The move from Chillicothe to a Toledo prison that had been announced last October was expected to happen before the end of last year. But a state prisons department spokesperson says Ohio's death row inmates won't be moving in the foreseeable future. It's not clear whether it will happen at all. The state said last year the newer prison is designed to handle inmates with physical and mobility limitations. The average age on death row is around 50. There are nearly 140 inmates on death row. Executions will still be carried out at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.