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Blog — Clayton Lockett

#NEWS: Governor Fallin Issues Stay of Execution for Richard Glossip

#NEWS: Governor Fallin Issues Stay of Execution for Richard Glossip

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin grants Richard Glossip a last minute 37 day stay of execution due to issues with drug. Read More navigateright

Statement on Recent Report Detailing Process of Clayton Lockett’s Gruesome, Inhumane Execution

Statement on Recent Report Detailing Process of Clayton Lockett’s Gruesome, Inhumane Execution

Statement by Executive Director Diann Rust-Tierney on Recent Report Detailing Process of Clayton Lockett’s Gruesome, Inhumane Execution. NCADP Renews Call to Halt All Executions. Read More navigateright

#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

#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

Weekly News Round-Up: 12/15/14 - 12/19/14

Weekly News Round-Up: 12/15/14 - 12/19/14

Report: Executions Down Nationwide; More Details Emerge In Clayton Lockett Execution; OH Passes Lethal Injection Secrecy Bill & More Read More navigateright

Democracies Die Behind Closed Doors: Capital Punishment and State Secrecy Laws

Democracies Die Behind Closed Doors: Capital Punishment and State Secrecy Laws

“Democracies die behind closed doors. When the government begins closing doors, it selectively controls information rightfully belonging to the people. Selective information is misinformation.”— Judge Damon J. Keith, 2002. Read More navigateright

First Execution Since Clayton Lockett Set to Take Place 5/21—Take Action with MADP!

First Execution Since Clayton Lockett Set to Take Place 5/21—Take Action with MADP!

On May 21st, Missouri is scheduled to have the first execution since Clayton Lockett’s horrifying botched execution in April. Here's how you can take action today.  Read More navigateright

WATCH: John Oliver’s Comic Take On Death Penalty, “It’s Like the McRib.”

New segment from John Oliver: "The death penalty is expensive, potentially kills innocent people, and doesn't deter crime."  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

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