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Kim Bellware

Manufacturer Asks Prisons To Return Supply Of Controversial Lethal Injection Drug

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 04.22.2015 | Crime

Death penalty states are continuing to deal with the fallout after a major U.S. drug manufacturer announced that it will no longer sell corrections de...

Kim Bellware

Pharmacist Group Discourages Members From Providing Lethal Injection Drugs

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

The American Pharmacists Association, a major professional organization of pharmacists, adopted a policy Monday discouraging its 62,000 members from ...

What It's Really Like To Witness A Firing Squad Execution

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 03.25.2015 | Crime

The only visible reaction Ronnie Lee Gardner gave to meeting death via a Utah firing squad was a clenched fist and a raised left arm, according to rep...

Executions Could Resume In Arkansas After High Court Backs Lethal Injection Law

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

The Arkansas Supreme Court has upheld the state's controversial lethal injection protocol. In a 4-3 ruling Thursday, the state's high court revers...

Alabama Halts Executions Until Supreme Court Settles Lethal Injection Case

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

A federal judge has ordered Alabama to stop executions until the U.S. Supreme Court rules whether the method of lethal injection the state uses is cru...

A Closer Look at the Death Penalty as Utah Considers Firing Squads

Steve Siebold | Posted 03.11.2015 | Crime
Steve Siebold

If the Utah State Senate gets its way, Utah could soon use firing squads to execute some death-row prisoners. The measure passed 18 to 10 on Tuesday, ...

Georgia Halts Executions Over Problems With Lethal Injection Drug

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.03.2015 | Crime

Georgia has halted all executions for death row inmates in the state due to concerns over the lone drug used in its lethal injection protocol. "Out...

How to Get Away With Murder: The State of Capital Punishment

Trey Lyon | Posted 03.02.2015 | Religion
Trey Lyon

Every tweet, interview, Facebook post and letter speaks to Kelly's willingness to not only pursue peace but to minister to other inmates, sharing hope and light from a place of internal resilience.

This Is How Normal People Feel About the Death Penalty

Galanty Miller | Posted 04.22.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

The biggest problem is not who receives the death penalty. It's who doesn't receive it. In a fair and just society, we're going to have to start executing a hell of a lot more people.

The Cloak and Daggers of Lethal Injection

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
Diann Rust-Tierney

Capital punishment degrades our respect for human life and subverts our basis for a moral appreciation of the law. Is that ultimately what state officials don't want us to see? It doesn't have to be this way.

Holder: Moratorium On Death Penalty 'Would Be Appropriate'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder called Tuesday for a moratorium on the death penalty pending a Supreme Court decision on the use of lethal injection drug...

Kim Bellware

Oklahoma Wants To Reinstate The Gas Chamber, And Experts Say It's A Bad Idea

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 02.13.2015 | Crime

Facing dwindling supplies of lethal injection chemicals and increased legal scrutiny of the practice, some states are considering a return to antiqua...

Georgia To Execute First Female Inmate Since 1945

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 02.11.2015 | Crime

The only female inmate on death row in the state of Georgia is scheduled to die by lethal injection later this month. On Monday, a judge signed a ...

Ohio Will Have Zero Execution In 2015

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 01.30.2015 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state on Friday rescheduled executions for seven death row inmates as it tries to find new lethal drugs, meaning no inmate...

Supreme Court To Take Up Use Of Lethal Injection

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review Oklahoma's method of execution by lethal injection, ...

Oklahoma Plays Torture Roulette With Lethal Injection

Cassy Stubbs | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Cassy Stubbs

The logical response to Clayton Lockett's bloody, pain-filled, unconstitutional execution in Oklahoma eight months ago would be to prevent such torture from happening again. But Oklahoma has another idea for its first execution since Lockett's.

After a Major Year for American Justice, Everything and Nothing Changed

Mugambi Jouet | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Mugambi Jouet

While American justice has long been extraordinarily repressive and discriminatory, the events of 2014 arguably led more people to realize the magnitude of the problem.

Will Oklahoma Successfully Kill This Man, Or Botch Another Execution?

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.14.2015 | Crime

Less than a year after the Oklahoma Department of Corrections bungled the execution of a man on death row, the state is preparing to execute another m...

Arizona To Change Lethal Injection Drugs After Botched Execution

Reuters | David Schwartz | Posted 12.22.2014 | Crime

By David Schwartz PHOENIX, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Arizona will no longer use the two-drug lethal injection cocktail it employed to execute a convicted ...

Judge OKs Oklahoma's Controversial Lethal Injection Protocols

AP | Posted 12.22.2014 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's lethal injection protocols are constitutional and the state can proceed with the scheduled executions of four death ...

Oklahoma Death Row Inmates Challenge State's Method Of Execution

Associated Press | Posted 12.18.2014 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lawyers for 21 death row inmates say Oklahoma's bungled execution in April is evidence they likely will experience pain and suf...

When Texas Descends Into Hell: The Vulnerability of Scott Panetti

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 01.11.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

In order to be competent enough to be executed, Scott must understand why he is being executed. Presently, Scott thinks that he is being executed for being a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Sentencing the Death Sentence to Death

Ash Murthy | Posted 12.31.2014 | Crime
Ash Murthy

The global trend towards abolition of capital punishment is encouraging. It is time the remaining countries, especially democracies like the United States, recognize that the cruel and inhuman punishment is a blot on civilized societies, and sentence the death sentence to death.

Look Inside Oklahoma's New Death Chamber

Associated Press | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 10.10.2014 | Crime

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Prison officials unveiled the renovated execution chamber inside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary on Thursday and expressed c...

Amanda Terkel

Wyoming Advances Bill Allowing Death By Firing Squad

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Wyoming legislative committee voted against a measure to abolish the death penalty last week, instead opting to endorse death by firin...