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."
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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.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on April 30, 2014
The situation may have played out differently if there were more medical professionals in the room.
by Billy Corriher, Guest Contributor Posted on April 24, 2014 Updated: 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 Posted on April 17, 2014 Updated: 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 Posted 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will hear two cases Monday over the fate of four prisoners whose sentences were thrown out under North Carolina's now-repealed Racial Justice Act.