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Case in Point
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.
The Death Chamber Next Door
“It was as though a small part of me died with each execution.”
Case in Point
He’s Living With Severe Mental Illness. Should He Face the Death Penalty?
A South Dakota case reflects the national debate on whether execution should be banned for the mentally ill.
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.
July 2, 2018
An Irrevocable Separation
When the government executed Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the welfare of their two boys was a secondary concern.
April 12, 2018
Why This Judge Dreads Execution Day
“I wondered whether the system I have been a part of for so long was, simply, barbaric.”
January 17, 2018
Trump Justice, Year One: The Demolition Derby
Here are nine ways the law-and-order president has smashed Obama’s legacy.
January 3, 2018
What to Know About the Death Penalty in 2018
Here are the most important places to keep an eye on.
October 18, 2017
A Long Decline in Executions Takes a Detour
Recent court rulings and start-stop access to lethal drugs push numbers up this year.