As the growing amount of time between sentencing and execution has made redemption claims more plausible, mercy has ironically become more difficult to find.
Lincoln Anthony Blades explains how even a man who did a horrible thing can be right about the horrors of our prison-industrial system.
A Texas appeals court declined to allow a new sentencing hearing Wednesday for an African American death row inmate whose initial hearing featured testimony by a psychologist that blacks are more likely to commit crimes.
Dr. George Denkowski was found to have relied on scientifically unproven methods to deem inmates fit for execution, sometimes relying on offensive stereotypes about the poor.
Ineffective legal representation may be partially responsible for at least 6 men sitting on death row in Texas.
David R. Dow is an attorney in Texas who has defended over 100 death row inmates over the last 20 years.
According to Andrew Cohen of the Atlantic, “the specters of racial bias, a faulty confession and untested scientific evidence have haunted this case.”
After a 5 year fight, Maryland lawmakers vote to abolish the death penalty.
300 men have been exonerated, but how many more have been wrongly convicted?
Jonathon Kambouris visually documents the face and last meal of convicted killers in order to question how society is really served by the death penalty.
The criminal minded crooner passed away one year ago, and we remember his musical impact.
Henley’s sister turns around and sweeps us with her eyes. “Not a tear in the bunch,” she sneers. “Y’all’s a bunch of dogs.”