Court Orders Ohio to Turn Over Execution Drug Records

January 2, 2018

Ohio’s prison system must produce records about lethal drugs it wants shielded from public view for justices on the state Supreme Court to review privately as part of an open records dispute, the court ruled.

At issue is a lawyer’s request for multiple records about Ohio’s lethal injection drugs, including who made them and when they expire, and whether a state secrecy law prohibits that information from release.

The high court ordered the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction on Friday to provide the records for justices to review within 10 days.

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