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.
Very quietly, the death penalty in the United States is disappearing.
Spoon Jackson gives the insider opinion on the main areas for reform in the US prison system.
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
A report advocating death penalty reforms finds that false confessions in capital cases can be limited by recording the questioning of suspects.
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.
Governor Jay Inslee said, “In death penalty cases, I’m not convinced equal justice is being served.”
According to a new report the number if inmates executed in the US dropped 10% this year.
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.