Why The Death Penalty Is Losing Favour In Sub-Saharan Africa

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi waves at his trial with other Muslim Brotherhood members in Cairo, in May. He was subsequently sentenced to death. Egypt is among a handful of African countries that regularly execute.

Death Penalty: Is Capital Punishment Morally Justified?

A 2010 poll by Lake Research Partners found that a clear majority of voters (61%) would choose a punishment other than the death penalty for murder. So why is this punishment still an option?

State Sanctioned Murder: The Opinion of a Good Man

Shawn Henfling explores the archaic and barbaric practice of capital punishment in the United States.

So Long Capital Punishment

Very quietly, the death penalty in the United States is disappearing.

The Death Penalty in SE Asia

Is there a trend towards abolition?

What Must Change is the US Prison System?

Spoon Jackson gives the insider opinion on the main areas for reform in the US prison system.

Peaceful Citizen Activists Blocking Hate is a Beautiful Thing!

The power of one, a few and many to do the right thing and fight for equality, fairness and a just society is an awesome force for change and for good

China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and the US

These five countries all have something in common. They are the top five countries for prisoners put to death.

Death Penalty Report Cites Value of Taping Interrogations

A report advocating death penalty reforms finds that false confessions in capital cases can be limited by recording the questioning of suspects.

How Poorly Regulated Drugs Could be Leading to Cruel and Unusual Executions

During recent executions, inmates were observed to gasp, convulse, and turn purple over periods much longer than the typical lethal injection. All of these executions used drugs made by pharmacies not regulated by the FDA.

Washington Governor Suspends Death Penalty, Citing ‘Too Many Flaws In The System’

Governor Jay Inslee said, “In death penalty cases, I’m not convinced equal justice is being served.”

Final Words Sutured Into Dead Men’s Mugshots

Check out the stunning visual story of death row prisoners’ last words.

US Executions Drop in 2013 as International Companies Withhold Lethal Drugs

According to a new report the number if inmates executed in the US dropped 10% this year.

Tennessee Soon Plans to Execute More People Than it Has in the Last 53 Years Put Together

Tennessee Attorney General’s office asked the state supreme court to set execution dates for 10 death row inmates, while an eleventh is already scheduled for April 22.

A Living Death Sentence: Reflections on Life Imprisonment

Sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, Spoon Jackson wonders if a changed man will ever be given a second chance.

Supreme Court to Hear Huge Death Penalty Case

A case the Supreme Court agreed to hear Monday morning could fix the legal loophole used by conservative states to unconstitutionally execute mentally handicapped criminals.