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Lucasville - A play by Staughton Lynd and Gary Anderson
Lucasville is a moving and powerful theatre presentation, written with the cooperation of the 5 men who were sentenced to death for their alleged roles in the 1993 uprising that rocked the maximum-security prison in Lucasville, Ohio.

Rethinking Ohio's Death Penalty

YOUNGSTOWN - About 50 opponents of the death penalty gathered outside the Ohio State Penitentiary to send a message. "We have a new governor," said Susan Schnur, 49, of Cleveland. "We're hoping this is a starting point. We want Governor Strickland to see us." Full article

Prison Forum Coverage
June 10 , Beeghly Hall
Keynote speech, news coverage, conference photos, and more

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Prison News Update
Tell the Governor: No More Executions!
The ACLU of Ohio, together with Ohioans to Stop Executions and other local anti-death penalty groups, is launching a postcard campaign to urge Governor Strickland to stop executions.

Lucsville:The Untold Story of a Prison Uprising
Touring 7 cities in Ohio: Portsmouth (4/11), Cincinnati (4/14), Toledo (4/15), Columbus (4/21), Athens (4/22), Cleveland (4/28), Youngstown (4/29). Available nationally starting
July 2007.
For tickets call the ACLU of Ohio: (216) 472-2209


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"Death Penalty"
Watch this animation
(using legos) of a person getting framed and then executed.

"Fighting For Life In the Death-Belt"
Watch this trailer for the documentary film that follows Stephen Bright, the leading anti-death penalty laywer in the country, through the final hours as he fights to save two clients facing execution.
"Death Penalty, A Mistake"
Watch this anti-capital punishment commercial showing the details of one man's case.
"Ms. Pickle's 3rd Grade Class Presents: Death Penalty Movie"
Watch Ms. Pickles and her 3rd grade class as they take you on a funtastical journey through the history of the death penalty.
"From Death Row, Mumia Abu Jamal" (Part 2/3)
Watch this video from the Partisan Defence Committee. Free Mumia Now! Mumia is an innocent man! Abolish the Racist Death Penalty! More at
"From Death Row, Mumia Abu Jamal" (Part 1/3)
Watch this video from the Partisan Defence Committee. Free Mumia Now! Mumia is an innocent man! Abolish the Racist Death Penalty! More at
"Rob Owen - Campaign to End the Death Penalty Lecture"
Watch Rob Owen, a civil rights lawyer and director of the Capitol Punishment Clinic at the U-Texas Law School, as he speaks at a CEDP forum on 09/18/2006.
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