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…
By PBS NewsHour
By Margaret Myers
A botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate Tuesday night has renewed attention among opponents of the death penalty on the source of the drugs used to carry out the procedure.
By Paul J. Weber, Associated Press
The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either. But Republican Greg Abbott, the favorite to succeed Gov. Rick Perry, must soon make a decision as attorney general that could…
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
The case being argued Monday at the court centers on how authorities determine who is eligible to be put to death, 12 years after the justices prohibited the execution of the mentally disabled.
By Zachary Treu
The death penalty will be suspended in Washington state for at least the next three years, first-term governor Jay Inslee announced Tuesday. “During my term, we will not be executing people,” Inslee said during a news conference. The governor…
By News Desk
A 2009 photo shows an execution room at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. Photo by Getty Images An Ohio man on death row took more than 25 minutes to die in an execution on Thursday…
In our news wrap Monday, 400,000 Bay Area Rapid Transit riders will face clogged commutes this week after more than 2,000 BART employees walked off the job over pay raises and workplace rules. Also, the Supreme Court will hear a…
Photo by Arizona Department of Corrections Arizona's oldest person on death row, Edward Harold Schad Jr., was executed Wednesday morning in Florence, Ariz., almost 35 years after he was charged with murder.
Hasan Found Guilty of Murder, May Face Death Penalty for Fort Hood Shooting…
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