capital punishment

The Supreme Court Just Approved a Lethal Injection Drug that No One Understands
June 29, 2015

Lethal injection is often beyond the expertise of nearly everyone who participates in it.

Capital Punishment Is Hard to Abolish. Pennsylvania’s Death Penalty Battle Shows Why.
June 29, 2015

On the strange state of capital punishment in Pennsylvania. 

Justice Samuel Alito: Death Is Often Painful, So Why Shouldn't Lethal Injection Be?
June 29, 2015

The heartless reasoning in the Supreme Court's death penalty ruling.

South Carolina's Complicated Relationship With the Death Penalty
June 19, 2015

The Charleston shooting is forcing the state—and the nation—to wrestle with its execution policy.

The Death Penalty Is Cruel. But So Is Life Without Parole.
June 16, 2015

Capital punishment is barbaric, but so is the wait for the execution itself. 

Lethal Entanglements
May 19, 2015

Lethal injection was supposed to be a cleaner, more humane version of capital punishement. Instead, this happened.

“Welcome to Indonesia, Death Penalty for Drug Traffickers!”
May 01, 2015

Why the country's new president is executing more foreigners, despite international outrage.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Sentencing Is Putting Everyone Through Hell
April 27, 2015

We shouldn't have to relive terrorist acts in such graphic detail to determine their punishment.

Exclusive Emails Show Ohio's Doubts About Lethal Injection
August 17, 2014

Five years before Arizona took two hours to execute an inmate, officials in Ohio worried the same drugs would cause prisoners to "gasp" and "hyperventilate"—and used them anyway.