by Nicole Flatow Oct 2, 2014
Georgia is poised to put an intellectually disabled inmate to death, even though a recent Supreme Court opinion reaffirms the court's ban on the practice.
by Ian Millhiser Sep 15, 2014
The bill is a response to a shortage of execution drugs in the nation's death chambers.
by Alice Ollstein Sep 4, 2014
"At least the process worked, it just took too long," said House Speaker Thom Tillis.
by Nicole Flatow Sep 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 Sep 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 Aug 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 Aug 5, 2014
What do filmmakers hope to achieve when depicting the death penalty on screen?
by Ian Millhiser Aug 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 Jul 28, 2014
Even the most grotesque of jobs can be appealing in order to escape crushing debt and poverty.
by Nicole Flatow Jul 25, 2014
John McCain called Wednesday's execution "torture." But state officials are insisting witness accounts were misleading.