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Georgia Death Penalty

2015 Was A Historic Year For The Death Penalty In America

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

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Kelly Gissendaner, Georgia's Lone Woman On Death Row, Executed After Lengthy Delay [UPDATED]

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 09.30.2015 | Religion

More than four hours after her scheduled execution, Kelly Renee Gissendaner, Georgia's only woman on death row, was put to death by let...

Kelly Gissendaner Should Serve Life in Prison, Not Be Executed

Steven W. Hawkins | Posted 09.25.2015 | Crime
Steven W. Hawkins

The outcome illustrates one of the fundamental flaws with the death penalty -- it's applied arbitrarily. Prosecutors like to say that death penalty is reserved for the "worst of the worst," but the reality is often very different.

Georgia's Only Woman On Death Row Sues Over 'Mortal Fear' During Delayed Execution

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.12.2015 | Crime

A "botched" execution caused the only woman on Georgia's death row to endure 13 hours of “immense mental anxiety” and "mortal fear" -- and was hei...

Execution Of Only Woman On Georgia's Death Row Delayed

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.11.2015 | Crime

Georgia's only woman on death row was spared from lethal injection Monday night "out of an abundance of caution" after concerns arose over the single ...

This Tuesday, Georgia Will Execute an Intellectually Disabled Man Unless the Courts Intervene

Cassy Stubbs | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Cassy Stubbs

We have only a few days before Mr. Hill enters the death chamber. His execution will mock the Constitution and our common decency unless the courts intervene, now.

One Of The Nation's Strictest Death Penalty Provisions Is Under Scrutiny

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA -- ATLANTA (AP) — The state that was the first to pass a law prohibiting the execution of mentally disabled death row inmates is revisiting ...

Mourners Gather At Troy Davis Funeral

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 12.01.2011 | Crime

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Sent to death row 20 years ago as a convicted cop killer, Troy Davis was celebrated as "martyr and foot soldier" Saturday by mor...

Strange Fruit Still Falling in the Southern States

Charles Thomson | Posted 11.27.2011 | Crime
Charles Thomson

One hundred and two prisoners sit on Georgia's death row, waiting to be killed. How many more Troy Davis's will there be before America finally stops sowing the seeds of this cruel and bitter crop?

From Troy Davis to Little Brothers

J.D. Bell | Posted 11.23.2011 | Black Voices
J.D. Bell

If you're foolhardy or unfortunate enough to find yourself at the mercy of the state, so much of your fate depends on things that don't necessarily have anything to do with your guilt or innocence.

Troy Anthony Davis: Victim of American Injustice

James Clark | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
James Clark

We must ensure that Troy Davis did not die for nothing. Millions of people have now seen the danger, dysfunction, and catastrophic injustice of America's death penalty.

Troy Davis' Sister Vows To Carry On Fight Against Death Penalty

AP | By RUSS BYNUM | Posted 11.23.2011 | Impact

By RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The older sister of Troy Davis says she's not angry following his execution in Georgia, but she's ...

John Rudolf

Troy Davis Execution Approaches As Calls For Clemency Continue | John Rudolf | Posted 12.01.2011 | Crime

Jason Cherkis contributed reporting for this article. JACKSON, Ga. -- Behind razor wire and thick concrete walls, Troy Davis spent what may be his ...

An Open Letter to the State of Georgia

Alisha L. Gordon | Posted 11.21.2011 | Black Voices
Alisha L. Gordon

As a native of Georgia, Decatur to be specific, I mourn for us. We've taken some steps back in our progression; there's a silent, suffocating fear that is hovering over our state.

Troy Davis, Texas and the Ultimate Justice

J.D. Bell | Posted 11.21.2011 | Black Voices
J.D. Bell

It would be understandable if the thousands who have rallied behind Troy Davis in recent weeks felt betrayed by their government and helpless in the face of unrelenting bloodlust. This feels something like Texas Justice.

Trymaine Lee

On The Eve Of Execution, Last-Ditch Efforts To Save Troy Davis' Life | Trymaine Lee | Posted 11.20.2011 | Black Voices

A small delegation of supporters took the long walk from the prison entrance to death row, to a room where Troy Davis stood in his white-and-blue-stri...

Georgia Delays First Videotaped Execution In Nearly Two Decades

AP | SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 09.20.2011 | Crime

JACKSON, Ga. (Associated Press) -- A Georgia man convicted of killing his parents and sister was executed Thursday after the courts allowed what exper...

Georgia Executes Suicidal Inmate

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

JACKSON, Ga. — A Georgia prisoner who tried to kill himself last week by slashing his arms and throat with a razor blade was executed Monday nig...