By Joshua Barajas and Associated Press
The president was warmly received by the crowd of local law enforcement officers who cheered his calls for a crackdown on gangs and an end to chain migration.
By Associated Press
The court noted that federal courts' review of Madison's case is constrained because of a 1996 law that was intended to limit federal judges' second-guessing of state court decisions. State courts upheld Madison's death sentence, and the Supreme Court, applying…
By Elizabeth Flock
Prison literature has a long and rich history, stretching back to Jack London, Nelson Algren and Malcolm X. The genre includes powerful work from prisoners incarcerated on death row, which is often surfaced with the help of activists or artists…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Tuesday, House Oversight Committee leaders accused former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn of breaking the law in 2015 by taking money from Russian organizations. Also, a federal judge in San Francisco has blocked President Trump’s order…
By Laura Santhanam
The last time anyone saw Julie Heath alive was Oct. 3, 1993, when the 18-year-old set out to visit her boyfriend in Hot Springs, Arkansas. A week later, a hunter discovered Heath’s body, less than eight miles from where her…
A week ago, Arkansas planned to execute seven men in 11 days. Ledell Lee was put to death late Thursday, and three more men are scheduled to be executed.
The fight for Davis’ life escalated through a series of appeals and counter arguments to the U.S. Supreme Court late Monday. Without knowing if the court would offer an opinion, prison personnel preemptively served him his last meal.
By Rebecca Beitsch, Stateline
Legislators in at least seven states have proposed bills this year to prohibit the death penalty for people who suffered from a serious mental illness at the time of their crime.
By Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press
Lawyers for the state of Arkansas fought on multiple legal fronts Monday to begin a series of double executions before a key sedative used in lethal injections expires at the end of the month.
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge plans to appeal the federal judge’s decision, according to a statement from her office.
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