by Nicole Flatow Posted on June 4, 2014
An employee who planned to advocate for John Winfield's clemency called him "dedicated to helping those who are in pain."
by Ian Millhiser Posted on May 23, 2014
Should Tennessee ultimately use the electric chair to kill a person it will be unable to cloak its executions with the appearance of a medical procedure.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on May 19, 2014 Updated: May 19, 2014
Missouri doesn't want its inmates to read about the state's "history of secrecy and incompetence" in conducting executions.
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by Nicole Flatow Posted on May 13, 2014
The temporary court ruling cites a U.S. Supreme Court ban on executing the intellectually disabled.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on May 13, 2014 Updated: May 14, 2014
Like Oklahoma, Texas will use a lethal injection drug secured from a secret source not subject to federal regulation.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on May 6, 2014
State Departments of Corrections are experimenting with humans without following federal law, a new paper finds.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on May 5, 2014 Updated: May 5, 2014
Before Oklahoma's botched execution last week, Oklahoma officials joked in emails about their "on-going contributions to propping up ... capital punishment."
by Ian Millhiser Posted on May 3, 2014
He also endorses lethal injection, electrocution, firing squads, hangings, and the guillotine.
by Jessica Goldstein Posted on May 1, 2014 Updated: June 5, 2014
Almost every major news organization's headline about the Oklahoma execution described it in one word: botched.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on April 30, 2014
Clayton Lockett died after 43 minutes of agony caused by a botched execution procedure. No one should be surprised that this happened.