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The Unforgiving Law That Costs Many Death Row Inmates Their Last Appeal

The Unforgiving Law That Costs Many Death Row Inmates Their Last Appeal

11.15.2014
In 1992, Kenneth Rouse, an African-American man with an IQ between 70 and 80 - "borderline intellectual functioning," in the clinical parlance...
Texas Wants to Kill This Mentally Ill Man

Texas Wants to Kill This Mentally Ill Man

11.13.2014
The execution of Mr. Panetti accomplishes no reasonable goal. Executing someone who does not understand the reason for his punishment violates...
Texas To Execute Inmate With Schizophrenia

Texas To Execute Inmate With Schizophrenia

Andres Jauregui  11.13.2014
Supporters of a mentally ill Texas man on death row are petitioning state officials to commute his sentence to life in prison. Scott Panetti,...
I Spent 17.5 Years In Prison For A Crime I Did Not Commit

I Spent 17.5 Years In Prison For A Crime I Did Not Commit

11.12.2014
Prior to being sent to prison, I knew nothing about incarcerated women and, like most of society, I couldn't have cared less. I assumed...
When Texas Descends Into Hell: The Vulnerability of Scott Panetti

When Texas Descends Into Hell: The Vulnerability of Scott Panetti

11.11.2014
In order to be competent enough to be executed, Scott must understand why he is being executed. Presently, Scott thinks that he is being...
State's Judges Have Disturbing Power To Overrule Juries On Death Penalty

State's Judges Have Disturbing Power To Overrule Juries On Death Penalty

11.11.2014
On an April night in 1997, when Shonelle Jackson was eighteen, he went out to a local club in Montgomery, Alabama. As he and several friends...
Why The Colorado Election Means Everything For One Death Row Inmate

Why The Colorado Election Means Everything For One Death Row Inmate

Matt Ferner  11. 4.2014
The result of the hotly contested gubernatorial election in Colorado couldn't mean more to one man: Nathan Dunlap, a convicted murderer...
Media Can't Be Shut Out Of Jodi Arias Trial

Media Can't Be Shut Out Of Jodi Arias Trial

11. 4.2014
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona appeals court ruled Monday that the public should be able to watch testimony in the Jodi Arias trial, overruling...
Sentencing the Death Sentence to Death

Sentencing the Death Sentence to Death

10.31.2014
The global trend towards abolition of capital punishment is encouraging. It is time the remaining countries, especially democracies like...

We Need an Accounting of America's Innocent Prisoners

10.30.2014
Jimmy Dennis, William Nieves, Fred Thomas, the original Lex Street Massacre defendants and others are not aberrations. Surely there are...
Texas Carries Out Its 10th Execution Of 2014

Texas Carries Out Its 10th Execution Of 2014

10.28.2014
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A former gang member was put to death Tuesday evening for the fatal shootings of three rivals 14 years ago in...
Death Penalty Sought For Captain Of Doomed Ferry

Death Penalty Sought For Captain Of Doomed Ferry

10.27.2014
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Monday demanded the death penalty for the captain of a ferry that sank earlier...
Iran Hangs Woman Convicted Of Killing Alleged Rapist

Iran Hangs Woman Convicted Of Killing Alleged Rapist

10.25.2014
DUBAI, Oct 25 (Reuters) - A 26-year-old Iranian woman convicted of murdering a man she accused of trying to rape her as a teenager was...
Pope Francis Condemns Practice Of Torturing Suspects In Secret Foreign Prisons

Pope Francis Condemns Practice Of Torturing Suspects In Secret Foreign Prisons

Carol Kuruvilla  10.23.2014
Pope Francis is speaking up for some of the most outcast members of society -- the prisoners. The pontiff condemned the practice of extraordinary...