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#NEWS: The Execution of Clayton Lockett

#NEWS: The Execution of Clayton Lockett

The Atlantic offers a detailed look at the horrific 2014 execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma. Read More navigateright

The Supreme Court and the Death Penalty

The Supreme Court and the Death Penalty

1998 Pulitzer Prize winner Linda Greenhouse has written a compelling op-ed in the New York Times today on the Supreme Court's inconsistent and often bewildering approach to death penalty cases. Read More navigateright

#NEWS: Oklahoma Attorney General Files Application for Stays of Execution

#NEWS: Oklahoma Attorney General Files Application for Stays of Execution

Oklahoma Attorney General files application for three stays of execution in light of SCOTUS review. Read More navigateright

Martin Luther King Jr. and The Abomination of State Executions

Martin Luther King Jr. and The Abomination of State Executions

This January 15th, the day of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth, should be a time to remember, celebrate and carry on his tireless fight for justice and racial equality. However the state of Oklahoma and the state of Florida are taking this day to execute two of their citizens. Read More navigateright

Weekly News Roundup 1/5/15 - 1/9/15

Post-Botched Execution, Oklahoma Prepares For New Execution; Indiana State Senator Proposes Bill To Abolish State’s Death Penalty; Another Study Concludes Death Penalty Costs States Millions and #ICYMI: Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley Commutes State’s Remaining Death Sentences Read More navigateright

WATCH: “The death penalty’s days are numbered.” Diann Rust-Tierney on Disrupt with Karen Finney

WATCH: New Interview with Executive Director Diann Rust-Tierney on MSNBC. Read More navigateright

#90mStrong Monday: What’s Next for Oklahoma?

#90mStrong Monday: What’s Next for Oklahoma?

"There is no argument that justice needs to be served appropriately and that society needs to be protected. But this can be achieved by means other than capital punishment." Rev. Dr. WIlliam Tabbernee reflects on Oklahoma Read More navigateright

Executive Director Diann Rust-Tierney Debates Death Penalty on Hardball

Executive Director Diann Rust-Tierney Debates Death Penalty on Hardball

New Interview on Hardball with Chris Matthews: "The death penalty that we have today doesn't work, it's not sustainable, and it can't continue."  Read More navigateright

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

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