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Warren Hill

For the Mentally Disabled, Some States Are Deadly

Jessica S. Henry | Posted 03.28.2015 | Crime
Jessica S. Henry

If it's unconstitutional to execute the intellectually disabled, then states shouldn't do it. They shouldn't even want to do it. People with intellectual disabilities are among our most vulnerable citizens. There is no constitutional -- and certainly no moral -- basis for allowing the intellectually disabled to be executed for actions which they may not have ever been able to fully comprehend.

The Execution of Our Consciences

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 03.30.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

Though I expect more from our whole society, I am saddened and outraged that most of the executions in our country are carried out by states that are predominately Christian. In Georgia, people who claim to follow Jesus are largely responsible for executing Warren Hill.

Inmate Executed Despite Claims He Was Intellectually Disabled

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 01.27.2015 | Crime

ATLANTA (AP) -- A man convicted in the killing of a fellow inmate has been executed in Georgia despite claims by his lawyers that he was intellectuall...

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.

'Mentally Disabled' Inmate's Execution Stayed At Last Minute

Simon McCormack | Posted 07.15.2013 | Crime

The scheduled execution of Georgia death row inmate Warren Hill has been stayed. The Atlantic reports that "A state court trial judge this afternoo...

'Mentally Disabled Man' Set To Be Executed

Simon McCormack | Posted 07.12.2013 | Crime

Georgia is just days away from executing a man who, experts said, is mentally disabled. Unless the Supreme Court intervenes, Warren Hill will be pu...

Court Won't Stop Execution Of Inmate With 'Mental Retardation'

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 07.15.2013 | Crime

ATLANTA -- A federal appeals court that had blocked the scheduled February execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say is mentally disabled has lifte...

Anatomy of a Close Call: A Death Race in Georgia

Martin Clancy | Posted 05.08.2013 | Crime
Martin Clancy

The legal paradoxes in our patchwork system of capital punishment go way beyond precedent and procedure. They can be found even on a label. Remember that supply of pentobarbital and the argument over prescriptions?

Inmate's Life Temporarily Stayed, But He Faces Uphill Battle

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 04.23.2013 | Crime

ATLANTA — A federal appeals court gave a Georgia death row inmate a temporary last-minute reprieve because doctors changed their minds and now b...

'Mildly Mentally Retarded' Inmate's Life Spared In Last Minute Decision

Posted 02.19.2013 | Crime

A "mildly mentally retarded" Georgia inmate who was scheduled to be put to death on Tuesday night was granted a stay of execution shortly before he w...

The Supreme Court Must Stop the Execution of Warren Hill

Eric Jacobson | Posted 04.13.2013 | Crime
Eric Jacobson

On February 19, 2013, Georgia plans to execute Warren Hill, a man with an intellectual disability. Mr. Hill has exhausted his appeals. If the Supreme Court does not act, a man with an undisputed intellectual disability will be unconstitutionally put to death next week.

Most Popular Human Rights Topics on Twitter in 2012

Jim Murphy | Posted 03.04.2013 | World
Jim Murphy

In 2012, @hrw sent over 2,000 tweets and a quarter of a million new people started following the feed. Human Rights Watch has over 100 staff actively tweeting human rights developments around the world.

Georgia Wants to Execute Warren Hill

David A. Love | Posted 09.22.2012 | Crime
David A. Love

Unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes, the state of Georgia will execute a man that everyone agrees is mentally retarded. A state court determined that a decade ago.

Supreme Court: Protect Intellectually Disabled GA Man From Execution

Margaret Nygren | Posted 09.22.2012 | Crime
Margaret Nygren

Tonight, the state of Georgia is set to execute Warren Hill, a 52-year-old African-American man with an undisputed IQ of 70. He has received widespread support for clemency. Now, only the United States Supreme Court can protect Mr. Hill from execution.

Undue Burden

Andrea Lyon | Posted 09.17.2012 | Crime
Andrea Lyon

Warren Hill is scheduled to be executed in Georgia. This is despite the fact that Warren Hill is mentally retarded.

Michael McLaughlin

Georgia Denies Clemency For Mentally Disabled Death Row Prisoner | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.16.2012 | Crime

Georgia officials rejected an appeal for clemency from a death row inmate his lawyers say is mentally disabled, setting the stage for his execution on...

Michael McLaughlin

Last Chance To Stop Mentally Disabled Man's Execution | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.11.2012 | Crime

Lawyers for a mentally disabled man on death row have one last-ditch appeal to avert his execution next week. The defense for convicted killer War...