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Lawrence Russell Brewer

Why Did A Death Row Inmate Have Only A Single Olive For His Last Meal?

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.21.2012 | Crime

When Robert Anthony Buell, 62, was executed by lethal injection on September 2002 in Lucasville, Ohio for the murder of an 11-year-old girl, he chose ...

Saki Knafo

Ending The Last Meal Tradition On Texas Death Row: A "Diversionary Issue"? | Saki Knafo | Posted 11.23.2011 | Crime

On Thursday, prison officials in Texas decided to end the practice of allowing condemned inmates to choose their last meal. The day before, Texas ...

We Are All Eyewitnesses

Mary Mapes | Posted 11.21.2011 | Crime
Mary Mapes

Our system, too often, is as fundamentally unfair as we are -- as cruel as any one person can be, as riddled with hypocrisy, confusion and mistakes. Tonight, as prayers are delivered and hopes are dashed, we should resolve to finally do something about our addiction to execution.