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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.
Life Inside July 16
Days before Daniel Lewis Lee became the first federal prisoner executed in 17 years, fellow death row resident Billie J. Allen wrote about the shared terror of wondering who’s next.
Case in Point September 17, 2019
How Lezmond Mitchell became the only Native American on federal death row.
Life Inside April 25, 2019
“It was as though a small part of me died with each execution.”
Case in Point April 17, 2019
A South Dakota case reflects the national debate on whether execution should be banned for the mentally ill.
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.
News October 15, 2018
After forcing Nevada into a legal battle over its lethal injection drugs, an execution “volunteer” says the state is punishing him.
Commentary July 2, 2018
When the government executed Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the welfare of their two boys was a secondary concern.
Life Inside April 12, 2018
“I wondered whether the system I have been a part of for so long was, simply, barbaric.”