Do Veterans With PTSD Really Belong on Death Row?
January 15, 2015
Georgia just executed a Vietnam vet who murdered a police officer—but also suffered from untreated PTSD.
Colorado's Governor's Race Could Come Down to the Death Penalty
October 31, 2014
How an unlikely issue is upending the race.
Antonin Scalia Used This Wrongful Conviction to Defend the Death Penalty
September 04, 2014
Now that the accused are free, does he still think the death penalty is wise?
He gasped for air 660 times.
Photos from a Botched Lethal Injection
May 29, 2014
In 2006, mistakes in the Florida death chamber inflicted chemical burns on a prisoner and may have suffocated him to death.
IQ Scores Shouldn't Be A Matter of Life or Death
May 27, 2014
“There’s this totally false pretense that an IQ of 70 is the same in different time periods, but the conversion of raw scores isn’t stable over time.”
States ignored a prior ruling that outlawed executions—and the justices let them get away with it.
The Supreme Court said it was unconstitutional but gave states wiggle room.
Don't Trust Oklahoma's Death Penalty Panel
May 08, 2014
We can't trust the same people who keep botching executions to fix them.
The Three-Drug Death Penalty Cocktail is a Mess
May 04, 2014
Executions are inhumane. The three-drug lethal-injection cocktail may make them worse.