Reed's efforts to stop his execution have received support from such celebrities as Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian and Oprah. Lawmakers from both parties, including Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz, have also asked that officials take a closer look at the evidence…
By Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press
Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee are asking Attorney General William Barr in a letter about the decision to resume executing federal death-row inmates for the first time since 2003.
By Associated Press
Gov. Gavin Newsom called the death penalty "a failure" that has discriminated against people who are mentally ill, poor or minorities.
Twenty-five executions were carried out in 2018, the fourth consecutive year in which there have been fewer than 30 executions nationwide.
By Jessica Gresko, Associated Press
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.
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Executions and new death sentences dropped to their lowest numbers in decades in 2014, an anti-death penalty group said in a new report.
A federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling late Wednesday that required the Texas prison system to disclose additional details about its execution drugs, the Associated Press reports.
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