On July 25, in a surprise announcement, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said that the federal government would be resuming executions, with five scheduled in the coming months.
If he gets his way, Arkansas' Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson will execute eight men in 11 days this month. On Feb. 27, he issued the death warrants for the prisoners.
Mar 24, 2016
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Doug talks about how your politics is defined by what you see out your front window, why he's against the death penalty, political satire in the U.S. and his new book President Blog.
The deliberations on the Tsarnaev case bring new, heightened attention to the death-penalty debate in the United States. The time for a moratorium on executions is now.
As the U.S. commits atrocious experiments on death row prisoners, it is vital to remember that the Constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.
Thirty years ago, a Catholic nun working in a poor neighbourhood of New Orleans was asked if she would be a pen-pal to a death-row prisoner. Sister Helen Prejean agreed, forever changing her life.
On This Day
Troy Davis was murdered by the state even after reasonable doubt was apparent in his case
On Sept. 21 at 7 p.m., Troy Anthony Davis was scheduled to die. I was reporting live from outside Georgia's death row in Jackson, awaiting news about whether the Supreme Court would spare his life.
Read Troy Davis' letter, written before he was executed by the state of Georgia last night at 11:08 p.m. while he may have been innocent.