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.
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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will hear two cases Monday over the fate of four prisoners whose sentences were thrown out under North Carolina's now-repealed Racial Justice Act.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on April 10, 2014 Updated: April 11, 2014
How America's pharmacists could put pressure on states to stop executing inmates.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on April 4, 2014 Updated: April 4, 2014
Texas executed a man Thursday evening with a drug whose source and quality were kept secret.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on March 31, 2014 Updated: 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 Posted on March 30, 2014 Updated: March 30, 2014
Only a handful of countries carried out executions in 2013, including America and the world's worst human rights abusers.