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Looking Back January 26
In an excerpt from his new book, ‘Let the Lord Sort Them,’ Marshall Project staff writer Maurice Chammah explains where a 1970s legal team fighting the death penalty went wrong.
Analysis January 14
Feds spent millions to restart the death penalty and in the process revealed much about how they do it.
Analysis January 8
Mental illness, childhood abuse and brain injuries affect a large share of those who face the death penalty.
Feature July 24, 2020
An oral history of the first federal execution under Donald Trump, as told by victims’ relatives, prison staff, and others.
Feature July 21, 2020
A Florida family opted for restorative justice over the death penalty for the man who murdered their mom. What happened next made them question the very meaning of justice.
News June 11, 2020
The North Carolina state Supreme Court has upheld the controversial Racial Justice Act, which opponents repealed in 2013
Coronavirus March 23, 2020
Colorado abolished capital punishment. But COVID-19 is pausing it everywhere else.
Case in Point September 17, 2019
How Lezmond Mitchell became the only Native American on federal death row.
News August 7, 2019
North Carolina Supreme Court hearings raise broad questions of systemic bias in the state judicial system.
Feature January 6, 2019
More than a year ago, Nevada death row prisoner Scott Dozier gave up his legal appeals and asked to be executed. He’s still waiting.