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Death Sentences July 16
The case of Rodney Reed — whose innocence claims were championed by the reality TV star — raises questions about celebrities’ role in the criminal justice system.
May 6
“I don’t understand trying to kill somebody who is already dying,” says the sister of Idaho death-row prisoner Gerald Pizzuto.
Death Sentences April 15
A growing number of conservative lawmakers want to overhaul capital punishment, or end it.
Death Sentences April 5
The men arrested in recent killings in Atlanta, Boulder, Colorado, and Orange, California, could face very different sentences if convicted.
Death Sentences March 12
Biden vowed to end the death penalty. A recent court filing suggests where he might start.
Death Sentences February 10
The Marshall Project tracked every execution in America for more than five years. For condemned people, the path to death grew longer, more winding and erratic.
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.
Death Sentences January 14
Feds spent millions to restart the death penalty and in the process revealed much about how they do it.
Death Sentences 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.