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Parting Words: The Visual Story Of Death Row Prisoners' Last Words

Parting Words: The Visual Story Of Death Row Prisoners' Last Words

Pete Brook  02. 6.2014
In 2009, California-based photographer Amy Elkins began exchanging letters with several men on America's death rows for what became an...
Suspended March to the Gallows

Suspended March to the Gallows

01.31.2014
Whether or not one believes that the Death Penalty is the ultimate, irreversible denial of human rights, systemic fair trials violations,...
Secretly Obtained Drug Used To Execute Missouri Inmate

Secretly Obtained Drug Used To Execute Missouri Inmate

01.30.2014
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — In 1991, Herbert Smulls called jeweler Stephen Honickman and set up an appointment to meet at his store in suburban...
5-Year-Old Girl's Murder Could Bring First Death Penalty To Hawaii

5-Year-Old Girl's Murder Could Bring First Death Penalty To Hawaii

01.29.2014
Jury selection is underway for the first death penalty trial in the state of Hawaii. Capital punishment was abolished in Hawaii in 1957,...
Execution Access Increased For Crime Victims

Execution Access Increased For Crime Victims

01.29.2014
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state will allow witnesses to executions to see the entire process, including the insertion of intravenous...
U.S. Supreme Court Grants Stay Just Before Execution

U.S. Supreme Court Grants Stay Just Before Execution

01.29.2014
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule Wednesday on two petitions regarding Missouri death row inmate Herbert Smulls,...
In A Former Life, This Department Store Was An Execution Site

In A Former Life, This Department Store Was An Execution Site

01.29.2014
To the unknowing eye, the following photos look like lovely snapshots of everyday American destinations -- department stores, conference...
States Consider Bringing Back Firing Squads, Electrocutions

States Consider Bringing Back Firing Squads, Electrocutions

01.28.2014
ST. LOUIS (AP) — With lethal-injection drugs in short supply and new questions looming about their effectiveness, lawmakers in some death...
Prison Guards: Executed Man Faked Slow Suffocation 'To Put On This Big Show'

Prison Guards: Executed Man Faked Slow Suffocation 'To Put On This Big Show'

01.27.2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An attorney for a condemned Ohio inmate whose slow, gasping execution with a new drug combination renewed criticism...

Death, Drugs and Promises

01.25.2014
State sponsored executions are back in the news again. By the time this column sees the black of print, two men will have been executed...
Americans Favor The Death Penalty -- But Only If It's Done A Certain Way

Americans Favor The Death Penalty -- But Only If It's Done A Certain Way

Emily Swanson  01.25.2014
Most Americans favor the death penalty as a punishment for people convicted of murder, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. But the...
Family Files Lawsuit Over Inmate's 'Extremely Painful' Execution

Family Files Lawsuit Over Inmate's 'Extremely Painful' Execution

01.25.2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The prolonged execution of an Ohio inmate during which he repeatedly gasped and snorted amounted to cruel and unusual...

The Execution of Edgar Tamayo Arias

01.24.2014
Each time we execute a foreign national whose consular rights were stripped away, the bonds of mutual trust between nations are loosened...
Texas Executes Man Despite Opposition By Mexico

Texas Executes Man Despite Opposition By Mexico

01.23.2014
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas...