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NEWS: Gov. McAuliffe Decides Virginia Should Not Use the Electric Chair

NEWS: Gov. McAuliffe Decides Virginia Should Not Use the Electric Chair

Rather than turn back to routine use of the electric chair, the Governor made an amendment regarding lethal injection drugs. Read More navigateright

#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

EXCLUSIVE: An Interview with Capital Punishment Scholar Austin Sarat

EXCLUSIVE: An Interview with Capital Punishment Scholar Austin Sarat

We spoke with legal scholar Austin Sarat about botched executions and the future of the death penalty abolition movement. Read More navigateright

Drugs & Secrecy in the States

Drugs & Secrecy in the States

In the past year, a startling number of states have adopted secrecy measures surrounding the procurement of lethal injection drugs. Read More navigateright

BREAKING NEWS: Attorneys, Fed. Judge Urge 5th Circuit to Reconsider Secrecy in Tomorrow’s Execution

BREAKING NEWS: Attorneys, Fed. Judge Urge 5th Circuit to Reconsider Secrecy in Tomorrow’s Execution

Update on Robert James Campbell's scheduled execution, and lethal injection drug secrecy issues  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

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

‘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

“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

Execution Drug Secrecy: Is It Unconstitutional?

Is execution drug secrecy resulting in unconstitutional executions?  Read More navigateright

The Word - Silent But Deadly

Stephen Colbert takes on the death penalty and new developments in execution drug secrecy.  Read More navigateright

Justice Playing ‘Second Fiddle’ to Enforcing Death Penalty in Missouri

According due process of the law to death row inmates in Missouri is apparently a difficult constitutional mandate to embrace, at least for some state attorneys charged with carrying out death penalty sentences.  Read More navigateright

Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty Launch Vigil Protesting Pharmacy

NCADP state affiliate, Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, launched an ongoing vigil today in front of the Oklahoma pharmacy which allegedly is supplying lethal injection drugs to Missouri officials.  Read More navigateright

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