By Billy Corriher, Guest Contributor on April 24, 2014
The state of Oklahoma narrowly avoided a constitutional crisis over the death penalty Wednesday night. But lawmakers are still attempting to exert influence over the court.
By Aviva Shen on April 17, 2014
New Hampshire remains the last state in New England with a death penalty after a tie vote in the state Senate.
By Rebecca Leber on April 14, 2014
The North Carolina Supreme Court will hear two cases Monday over the fate of four prisoners whose sentences were thrown out under North Carolina's now-repealed Racial Justice Act.
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By Tara Culp-Ressler on April 10, 2014
How America's pharmacists could put pressure on states to stop executing inmates.
By Nicole Flatow on April 4, 2014
Texas executed a man Thursday evening with a drug whose source and quality were kept secret.
By Nicole Flatow on March 31, 2014
Execution of Michelle Byrom was imminent in Mississippi last week, in an error-riddled trial that excluded evidence of her son’s admission to the crime.
By Ian Millhiser on March 30, 2014
Only a handful of countries carried out executions in 2013, including America and the world's worst human rights abusers.
By Carimah Townes on March 28, 2014
Support for the death penalty is falling, but one population favors it overwhelmingly.
By Nicole Flatow on March 26, 2014
The ruling comes as a shortage of lethal injection drugs has driven states to increasingly controversial means of putting inmates to death.
By Nicole Flatow on March 23, 2014
"If an execution is allowed to proceed, we all are complicit in it in Mississippi," said former state Supreme Court Justice Oliver Diaz Jr.