Twenty-four executions have been carried out in 2023 — five more than last year, the Death Penalty Information Center says. Meanwhile, 50% of Americans say the death penalty is applied unfairly.
The announcement of the scheduled Friday execution of a woman comes as human rights groups say Singapore is out of step with the global trend of more countries moving away from capital punishment.
The former president is pledging to wage war against Mexico's drug cartels if reelected in 2024. His plan includes pushing Congress to institute the death penalty for drug dealers and smugglers.
The review will examine Arizona's procurement process for lethal injection drugs and gas, execution procedures, news organizations' access to executions and training of staff to carry out executions.
An agreement reached by email constitutes a valid contract the state must uphold, even if that means delaying the execution of a person on death row, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday.
In her final weeks in office, Brown commuted the sentences of all 17 people on death row in the state. Capital punishment is legal in Oregon, though its last execution was in 1997.
The uncompleted execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith was the state's second such instance of being unable to kill an inmate in the past two months and its third since 2018.
Georgia should be allowed to execute the longest-serving inmate on the state’s death row despite an agreement that capital cases would not move forward during the pandemic, a lawyer for the state argued Tuesday.
Unable to obtain lethal injection drugs, some states have turned to outmoded alternatives, which also includes the electric chair, to execute prisoners on death row.
Opposition to the death penalty is "a teaching that deserves our respect," says Oklahoma City Archbishop Paul Coakley. "I don't think it can be simply disregarded."
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has declined to commute the death sentence of J.W. Ledford. His execution is scheduled to be carried out Tuesday,...