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Earlene Peterson, whose daughter and granddaughter were killed, in her home in Hector, Ark., in 2019.
Feature July 24, 2020
An oral history of the first federal execution under Donald Trump, as told by victims’ relatives, prison staff, and others.
Scott Dozier was sentenced to death for the 2002 murder of 22-year-old Jeremiah Miller.
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.
The execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in 2014.
News January 3, 2018
Here are the most important places to keep an eye on.
The execution chamber at the prison in Lucasville, Ohio. The curtain covers the window to the witness room.
Analysis October 18, 2017
Recent court rulings and start-stop access to lethal drugs push numbers up this year.
Ledell Lee appeared for a hearing in Pulaski County Circuit Court in Little Rock, Ark., on April 18, 2017.  Lee was executed two days later.  He had been convicted of killing Debra Reese with a tire iron in February 1993 in Jacksonville, Ark.
Commentary April 27, 2017
He was the first man executed by Arkansas in nearly 12 years. Jurors never heard his story.
Life Inside February 16, 2017
‘I can’t touch him and comfort him.’
The Texas execution chamber in Huntsville, Texas, on June 23, 2000.
Analysis June 30, 2016
We’re in the middle of one of the longest death penalty lulls in 24 years.
Analysis April 12, 2016
Only 4 states are currently carrying out lethal injections, and 10 are considering other methods.
The still to be used lethal injection room at San Quentin State Prison, California. Opened in 2010 at the cost of $853,000.
News December 9, 2015
Journalists Liliana Segura, Gabriel Dance and Maurice Chammah took your questions about the death penalty and criminal justice reporting. Here are some of the highlights.
Feature September 18, 2015
Tracking scheduled executions around the country.