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Executive Director Diann Rust-Tierney Discusses Oklahoma Execution on NPR

Executive Director Diann Rust-Tierney Discusses Oklahoma Execution on NPR

New Interview on All Things Considered: "This is what happens when the government acts in secrecy, and without accountability." Read More navigateright

Guest Post: Clayton Lockett’s Botched Execution Should Spell An End to the Death Penalty

Guest Post: Clayton Lockett’s Botched Execution Should Spell An End to the Death Penalty

Even if executions take place precisely as intended, we have to ask ourselves as a country not only whether those convicted of crimes deserve to die, but whether the state deserves the power to kill. Read More navigateright

Clayton Lockett’s Lawyer Responds to Governor Fallin

Clayton Lockett’s Lawyer Responds to Governor Fallin

"The death of Clayton Lockett must be investigated by a truly independent organization, not a state employee or agency."  Read More navigateright

UPDATE: Madeline Cohen’s Statement on Botched Execution in OK

UPDATE: Madeline Cohen’s Statement on Botched Execution in OK

Madeline Cohen, an attorney for Charles Warner, weighs in on tonight's botched execution. Read More navigateright

UPDATED: Joint Statement On Tragic Botched Execution in Oklahoma

UPDATED: Joint Statement On Tragic Botched Execution in Oklahoma

On Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Clayton Lockett died after the State of Oklahoma botched his execution. Read More navigateright

‘My Whole Body Is Burning.’ Double Execution in Oklahoma

‘My Whole Body Is Burning.’ Double Execution in Oklahoma

"The last time I checked, even the authority to carry out executions did not give states unfettered power that placed them above all laws."  Read More navigateright

Your Stories: #90mStrong On Oklahoma

Your Stories: #90mStrong On Oklahoma

These are the stories of the 90 million strong, reflecting on the impending double execution, and their own connections to Oklahoma. Read More navigateright

“A Climate of Secrecy And Political Posturing.” Madeline Cohen’s Statement on Executions in OK

“A Climate of Secrecy And Political Posturing.” Madeline Cohen’s Statement on Executions in OK

A double execution is scheduled for tonight in Oklahoma. Madeline Cohen, attorney for Charles Warner, speaks out.  Read More navigateright

Double Execution Tomorrow in Oklahoma Reveals True Face of the Death Penalty

Double Execution Tomorrow in Oklahoma Reveals True Face of the Death Penalty

Tomorrow, Oklahoma is set to perform its first double execution in nearly 80 years.  Read More navigateright

Love Like a Hurricane: Remembering Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

Love Like a Hurricane: Remembering Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter's legacy prevails as an image of hope in a legal system embedded with flaws.  Read More navigateright

#90mStrong Monday: “My brother sits on death row in Texas.”

#90mStrong Monday: “My brother sits on death row in Texas.”

"Fracturing one family won't heal another." Lottie shares why she's one of the 90 million strong.  Read More navigateright

The World Is Watching: Europe and Lethal Injection Drug Shortages

The World Is Watching: Europe and Lethal Injection Drug Shortages

The American death penalty system continues to face an important shortage of lethal drugs necessary for executions. Here's why.  Read More navigateright

WATCH: Death Penalty Supporter Turns Vocal Opponent

John Breckenridge shares his transformation from death penalty supporter into vocal death penalty opponent on The Rachel Maddow Show.  Read More navigateright

Are the Waning Days of the Death Penalty Upon Us in Ohio?

Are the Waning Days of the Death Penalty Upon Us in Ohio?

Earlier this month Ohioans to Stop Executions (OTSE) released their first annual report, “The Death Lottery: How Race and Geography Determine Who Goes to Death Row.”  Read More navigateright

#90mStrong Monday: “I witnessed his execution.”

#90mStrong Monday: “I witnessed his execution.”

My name is Maria and my husband John Quintanilla was murdered by the State of Texas on July 16th, 2013. I witnessed his execution. Read More navigateright

Renny Cushing Weighs In On NH Tie Vote

"We will repeal the death penalty in NH," says Rep. Renny Cushing in this new video from the New Hampshire Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.  Read More navigateright

BREAKING NEWS: Tie Vote in New Hampshire Death Penalty Repeal

BREAKING NEWS: Tie Vote in New Hampshire Death Penalty Repeal

Today the New Hampshire Senate voted 12-12 on HB 1170, a bill to abolish capital punishment in the state.  Read More navigateright

Supporter Spotlight: Steve Hall

"The death penalty in America is a failed experiment. With every passing day, more and more people are seeing how broken it is, in every way you can imagine." Read More navigateright

Guest Post: New Hampshire Senate Vote on Death Penalty Repeal Tomorrow

Guest Post: New Hampshire Senate Vote on Death Penalty Repeal Tomorrow

In less than 24 hours, the NH Senate decides on whether to repeal the death penalty. Read More navigateright

Michelle Byrom UPDATE: State Wants Explanation

Michelle Byrom UPDATE: State Wants Explanation

On March 31st, 2014, the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed Michelle Byrom’s death sentence and ordered a new trial with a new judge. Before the case could be remanded to the circuit court, the State filed a motion to the Supreme Court, asking for explanations about the reasoning behind the Byrom decision. Read More navigateright

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