Reporting from Death Row
Staff writer Margo Pierce is scheduled to visit Death Row on Thursday for an interview with condemned prisoner James Mills. Ohio has moved most of its condemned to the new supermax prison in Youngstown, and securing the interview didn’t come easily. A prison official initially told Pierce that she couldn’t ask any questions about Death Row or capital punishment but must limit herself to questions about Mills’ crime and trial. Challenged, the prison backed off that unconstitutional nonsense.
— Gregory Flannery