by Nicole Flatow Posted on September 4, 2014
Missouri officials said they wouldn't use a controversial drug linked to several botched executions in other states. But newly acquired records say they did.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on September 3, 2014 Updated: September 3, 2014
In the years before Henry McCollum's exoneration, the Republican party demonized politicians who sought to ensure justice for McCollum and other potentially innocent black men in death row.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on August 8, 2014
"We assumed the drug was for one of their patients, so we sent it," a hospital board member said. "Had we known of the real use, we never would have done it."
by Jessica Goldstein Posted on August 5, 2014 Updated: August 5, 2014
What do filmmakers hope to achieve when depicting the death penalty on screen?
by Ian Millhiser Posted on August 4, 2014
In total, Joseph Rudolph Wood received 750 milligrams of two execution drugs. To put that in perspective, patients sedated prior to surgery typically receive no more than 2 milligrams of either drug.
by Shannon Greenwood Posted on July 28, 2014 Updated: July 28, 2014
Even the most grotesque of jobs can be appealing in order to escape crushing debt and poverty.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on July 25, 2014 Updated: July 25, 2014
John McCain called Wednesday's execution "torture." But state officials are insisting witness accounts were misleading.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on July 24, 2014
This week, Arizona became the latest state to botch an execution that relied on a questionable sedative.
by Annie-Rose Strasser Posted on July 23, 2014 Updated: July 23, 2014
Joseph Wood lived for two hours after he was lethally injected.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on July 21, 2014
Because of an oddity in the Supreme Court's death penalty cases, it is perfectly constitutional under existing precedents to execute people with very serious mental illness except in limited circumstances.