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Florida Death Row

Death Row Inmates In Limbo After Florida's Death Penalty Scheme Struck Down

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics

The 389 inmates on Florida's death row gained something last week that they haven't had since before they were sentenced: the possibility -- however f...

Florida's Death Penalty Is Even Worse Than The Supreme Court Said

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 01.16.2016 | Politics

Florida' legislature must come up with a way to fix to the state's broken death penalty system after the U.S. Supreme Court this week ruled against ho...

Jeb Bush Says He's Conflicted On The Death Penalty. His Record Tells Another Story.

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics

In December 2006, Warden Randall Bryant visited Angel Diaz at his cell in the death house. Diaz had a week to go before his execution, and Bryant need...

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Death Row Inmates Who Have Low IQs

Reuters | Lawrence Hurley | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

(Adds details of ruling and reaction) By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, May 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesd...

Death Row Inmates Sue Florida Over 'Cruel And Unusual Punishment'

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

MIAMI, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Seven Florida death row inmates on Tuesday sued the state, saying a new three-step lethal injection procedure could inflic...

Florida Attorney General Delays Execution For Campaign Fundraiser

Posted 09.09.2013 | Miami

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was a staunch supporter of Gov. Rick Scott's Timely Justice Act, a controversial law that speeds up executions in t...

Mental Illness Advocates File To Halt Florida Execution

Reuters | Posted 10.05.2013 | Miami

* Execution set for 6 p.m. EDT (2200 GMT By David Adams MIAMI, Aug 5 (Reuters) - A Florida man who has spent 35 years o...

BSO Settles Lawsuit Over Horrifying Incident Of Framing

Sun Sentinel | Paula Mcmahon | Posted 09.21.2013 | Miami

Frank Lee Smith died of cancer on death row, just months before DNA exonerated him of raping and murdering an 8-year-old girl in Fort Lauderdale. Now,...

Will He Or Won't He?

Sun Sentinel | Rafael Olmeda | Posted 07.27.2013 | Miami

Gov. Rick Scott doesn't appear to be in any hurry to speed up the state's death penalty appeals process. The Timely Justice Act passed both houses of...

Florida's Timely Justice Act Is Neither Timely Nor Justice

David A. Love | Posted 07.17.2013 | Crime
David A. Love

The bill -- passed by the Florida legislature and now awaiting the signature of Governor Rick Scott -- would expedite the death penalty process in the Sunshine state.

'Would You Kill Me?'

Sun Sentinel | Rafael Olmeda | Posted 06.30.2013 | Miami

If he could talk to Gov. Rick Scott, Seth Penalver would have one simple question. "Would you kill me?" Penalver, 40, was acquitted late last year o...

Controversial Death Row Measure Heads To Scott

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 29 (Reuters) - The Florida Senate sent Governor Rick Scott a package of capital-punishment ...

Bill Moves To SPEED UP Florida Executions Process

Palm Beach Post | DARA KAM | Posted 06.29.2013 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE -- Juan Roberto Melendez spent 17 years on Florida's Death Row after being wrongly convicted of the 1983 murder of Delbert Baker. His c...

Guess Which State Has The Busiest Death Row?

Sun Sentinel | Rafael Olmeda | Posted 02.25.2013 | Miami

Florida may be fourth in the nation when it comes to population, but we're still No. 1 when it comes to sending convicted killers to death row, accord...

How Florida's Death Penalty Is Killing Us

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 08.05.2012 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

Now is the time that Florida must reform its criminal justice system by taking a closer look at what Florida's death penalty says about us as a civilization, as well as the 401 people who are currently on Florida's death row.