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Texas Inmate Dies Days Before Appeals Court Hearing On His Innocence Claim

On April 24, just days before a <b>Texas</b> federal appeals courts was to hear his case, <b>Max Soffar</b> — who spent 35 years on death row constantly maintaining …

Death Row

Executed But Possibly Innocent

There is no way to tell how many of the more than 1,470 people executed since 1976 may also have been innocent. Courts do not generally entertain …

Crime

Methods of Execution

Authorized Methods<p><b>NOTE: [Brackets] around a state indicate that the state authorizes the listed method as an alternative method if other methods are</b> …

Botched Executions

It is estimated that 3% of U.S. executions in the period from 1890 to 2010 were botched. In the 2014 book, <i>Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and</i> …

Jeb Bush

The 2% Death Penalty: How a Minority of Counties Produce Most Death Cases

Death penalty in America

Justice Breyer Insists Death Penalty Is Cruel, Even When Supreme Court Won't

The latest case comes from California, where 743 people wait on death row.<p>The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case of a death-row inmate that might have struck down California's death penalty system.<p>The court's rejection was just the usual two words: "Petition denied." But in a …

Death Row

Supreme Court rejects death penalty case

The Supreme Court on Monday denied review of a case challenging the constitutionality of long-delayed death sentences.<p>The case centered on Richard …

Death Row

After 52 years, man is cleared of murder he didn’t commit

An 81-year-old Brooklyn man who served nine years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit was exonerated Monday — 52 years after pleading guilty to …

The wrong Carlos: how Texas sent an innocent man to his death

Groundbreaking Columbia law school study sets out in shocking detail the flaws that led to Carlos DeLuna's execution in 1989<p>• Highlights from our Reddit discussion with Ed Pilkington and James Liebman<p>A few years ago, Antonin Scalia, one of the nine justices on the US supreme court, made a bold …

The Use of the Death Penalty Is at Its Highest in 25 Years, a New Report Says

More people were executed worldwide in 2015 than at any point in the past 25 years, according to a new report by global human-rights group Amnesty …

Why a Fair Death Penalty May Never Be Fair

In the book of the year about the death penalty, author Evan Mandery chronicles the ugly political process at the Supreme Court that spawned the nation's roiling capital punishment laws.<p>The biggest news of 2013 about the death penalty in America did not come from a court of law or from one of the …

Georgia inmate in historic death penalty case gains perspective | Reuters

MACON, Ga. (Reuters) - William Henry Furman, a convicted murderer whose objections to the death penalty once suspended executions across the United States, is finally a free man.<p>Former death row inmate William Furman outside a parole office in Macon, Georgia U.S. on April 14, 2016. Furman, a …

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