Ohio prison rules could limit inmates’ last words

The final words of condemned prisoners in Ohio could be edited or shortened under new state prison rules announced Thursday, six months after an inmate recited prayers for 17 minutes before he was executed. The man apologized for his crime, then recited the rosary and other prayers before he died, choking back tears as he repeatedly said the Hail Mary with rosary beads in one hand. At 17 minutes, it was the longest final statement by a condemned Ohio inmate since executions resumed 11 years ago.

via washingtonpost.com

Sort of The Final Filibuster

One thought on “Ohio prison rules could limit inmates’ last words

  1. I think Texas just gives them two mins. to speak after that they start the drugs and the inmate can still talk till the drugs take effect.

    Missouri is worse IMHO. No final words just a final statement…that’s BS

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