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Texas' Mental Health Fail

Texas' Mental Health Fail

Sarah Griffith Lund  12. 2.2014
Let's not lose sight of the real problem: people with severe mental illness and criminal behavior need treatment and recovery from organic...
<em>The Penalty</em> Is a Film That Must Be Seen

The Penalty Is a Film That Must Be Seen

David A. Love  12. 2.2014
Given that a state sanctioned policy such as the death penalty is carried out in the name of the public -- yet has operated under a shroud...
Rick Perry Silent Under Pressure To Delay Execution Of Severely Mentally Ill Man

Rick Perry Silent Under Pressure To Delay Execution Of Severely Mentally Ill Man

Amanda Terkel  12. 2.2014
WASHINGTON -- Scott Panetti is just about out of options. On Wednesday at 6 p.m. CST, the state of Texas will end his life, even though...
What Death Penalty Opponents Don't Get

What Death Penalty Opponents Don't Get

The Marshall Project  12. 1.2014
This commentary was written for The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization. For more criminal justice news produced and curated...

Killer Christians in Texas: The Next Victim Is Scott Panetti

Rev. Jeff Hood  11.30.2014
With Christians comprising a stunning majority of people who live here in Texas, there is no ability to blame what is happening in my state...

Ferguson, Lakewood and Mike Huckabee

Fred Karger  11.28.2014
Mike Huckabee's actions when he was governor led to four police officers being executed. Just like Governor Dukakis never did with the...
Utah Advances Plan For Executions By Firing Squad

Utah Advances Plan For Executions By Firing Squad

  11.21.2014
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ten years after banning the use of firing squads in state executions, Utah lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed a proposal...

Double Justice in Missouri

Diann Rust-Tierney  11.19.2014
For the second time in two months, Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri approved the execution of an African American man sentenced to die by...
Missouri Executes Killer For 1994 Murder Of Gas Station Attendant

Missouri Executes Killer For 1994 Murder Of Gas Station Attendant

AP  11.19.2014
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A man who killed a suburban Kansas City gas station attendant in front of the worker's young stepdaughter in...
The Unforgiving Law That Costs Many Death Row Inmates Their Last Appeal

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

The Marshall Project  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

Cassy Stubbs  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

Ravishly  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

Rev. Jeff Hood  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...