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The Navajo Nation Opposed His Execution. The U.S. Plans to Do It Anyway.
How Lezmond Mitchell became the only Native American on federal death row.
Racism Tainted Their Trials. Should They Still Be Executed?
North Carolina Supreme Court hearings raise broad questions of systemic bias in the state judicial system.
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.
October 15, 2018
Scott Dozier Still Wants to be Executed. And He's Still Waiting.
After forcing Nevada into a legal battle over its lethal injection drugs, an execution “volunteer” says the state is punishing him.
October 2, 2017
What’s Behind the Decline in the Death Penalty?
A new book explores the slow demise of the ultimate punishment.
February 16, 2017
A Mother Visits Her Son, Who’s Condemned to Die in April
‘I can’t touch him and comfort him.’
as told to
January 18, 2017
How Obama Disappointed on the Death Penalty
Two commutations this week was less than many had hoped for.
September 22, 2016
How Mexico Saves Its Citizens from the Death Penalty in the U.S.
A fund is designated to train, pay and advise American defense lawyers.
August 14, 2016
Are Evangelicals Ditching the Death Penalty?
As demographics change, a move toward mercy.
June 9, 2016
How Terrance Williams became the face of the death penalty debate in Pennsylvania.