FORT MEADE, Md. — A military judge is refusing to step down in the case of the Guantanamo Bay detainee accused of orchestrating the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen.
By Xander Landen
Documents released by the State of Arizona on Friday reveal that Arizona inmate Joseph R. Wood III was injected with 15 times the recommended dosage of lethal medication before he died.
Attorney General Eric Holder sits down with Gwen Ifill to discuss the House vote to allow the speaker to sue President Obama, the backlog of immigration cases and the political fight over border crisis, death penalty reforms, voting rights and…
By Ariel Min
The execution of an Arizona man on death row lasted for nearly two hours on Wednesday, before he took his final breath.
If you could face the man who tried to kill you, what would you do? A new book, “The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas,” tells the story of Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a U.S. immigrant from Bangladesh, who was shot…
The Supreme Court voted 5-4 to overturn a Florida rule that used an IQ score of 70 as the determining factor in deeming individuals mentally fit for execution. For a closer look at the decision, Judy Woodruff talks to Marcia…
By Sarah Corapi
Amid scrutiny over a botched Oklahoma execution last month and a nationwide shortage of lethal injection drugs, a back-up method for carrying out death sentences has gotten the green light in Tennessee: the electric chair.
By Justin Scuiletti
The Associated Press, The Guardian U.S., The Kansas City Star, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Springfield News-Leader filed a lawsuit against the Missouri Department of Corrections Thursday, claiming that the state’s secrecy in procuring lethal injection drugs prevents public…
By Ellen Rolfes
A bipartisan group of death penalty opponents and proponents can agree on this: when it comes to carrying out a death sentence, states should only use U.S. government-approved single-drug cocktails. That is just one of the several recommended reforms outlined…
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