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Is the Death Penalty Legal in Ohio?

Yes, the current death penalty law has been in place since 1981.  Ohio is one of 29 states where the death penalty is legal.  The death penalty is also legal under federal law and military law.  In 21 states plus the District of Columbia, the death penalty has been abolished or put under a gubernatorial moratorium.   Among these states, four — California, Colorado, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania — still technically include the death penalty as part of state law, but the governors of these states have declared a moratorium on executions, meaning they refuse to allow executions to occur while they’re in office. 

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