Death Penalty

September 4, 2014
After three decades on North Carolina's death row, Henry Lee McCollum was declared innocent of the murder of a young girl and released yesterday,...
August 26, 2014
Botched executions may be attributable at least in part to state officials' failure to follow their own rules governing how to carry out an...
August 20, 2014
Former Texas Governor Mark White and former FBI Director William Sessions have petitioned the State of Texas to grant clemency to death row inmate...
August 6, 2014
The newly formed criminal justice journalism organization The Marshall Project reported this week on new allegations of prosecutorial misconduct...
July 28, 2014
On July 16, a federal district court in California issued an order declaring that state's death penalty system unconstitutional and vacating the...
July 25, 2014
Arizona's execution of Joseph Wood on Wednesday using a secret experimental drug protocol took more than two hours, during which witnesses reported...
July 18, 2014
A federal appeals court Tuesday reversed Derrick DeBruce's death sentence because his lawyer performed so poorly at his sentencing that he was...
July 11, 2014
Official and public enthusiasm for the death penalty is waning in China, where from 2007 to 2011 the annual number of executions fell by half.
July 9, 2014
Questions about the reliability of the death penalty were once again raised on June 26, when the Florida Supreme Court overturned Paul Hildwin's...
June 23, 2014
On June 13, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals unanimously reversed Tawuan Townes's conviction and death sentence after the trial judge failed to...
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