iOS app Android app

Oklahoma State Penitentiary

Botched Execution Was A Rushed, 'Bloody Mess,' New Documents Reveal

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 12.17.2014 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal hearing begins Wednesday over Oklahoma's attempts to resume executions nine months after a bungled lethal injection i...

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...

If We're Keeping the Death Penalty, Then Bring Back Firing Squads

Diane Dimond | Posted 07.06.2014 | Crime
Diane Dimond

If we're going to keep carrying out the death penalty in this country and if we are going to continue to grandly insist that they are "humane executions" then only a return to a firing squad will insure a speedy and relatively pain free death for the condemned.