What Gavin Newsom's Moratorium on the Death Penalty Means for California's Death Row Inmates
The governor's moratorium affects 737 people—more than a quarter of the country's death row inmates.
An Alabama Man Executed Thursday Faced Legal Battles Until His Death
The Supreme Court denied Domineque Ray's request to have his Muslim imam in the room during his lethal injection, raising questions of religious discrimination. But his trial and death sentence were an uphill battle from the start.
Why the American Public Is Coming to Reject Lethal Injection
The total number of executions is declining, but we're not executing the worst criminals—just the criminals with the worst lawyers.
Nebraska Becomes the First State to Use Fentanyl for a Lethal Injection
Officials in Nebraska used fentanyl to execute a death row inmate on Tuesday, marking the first time the powerful opioid has been used to carry out the death penalty in the United States.
A Pharmaceutical Company Is Suing Nevada Over Untested Drugs in a Lethal Injection
In only the second-ever case of its kind, a pharmaceutical company sued Wednesday to stop the state of Nevada from using an untested drug in a lethal injection.
Justice Alito Defends the Lethal Injection Expert Who Did His Research on Drugs.com
The expert ended up prompting a back-and-forth between Supreme Court justices, who narrowly upheld use of a lethal injection drug.
Why a Key Expert in the Supreme Court's Lethal Injection Case Did Most of His Research on Drugs.com
It’s becoming nearly impossible to find experts to defend the practice.
Lethal Rejection: Will the Supreme Court's Lethal Injection Review Kill the Death Penalty?
The Supreme Court is reviewing lethal injection for the first time in seven years. Here’s what it means for the death penalty.
Caring for the Condemned: Treating Those on Death Row
How the new mental health facility for California’s death row inmates reflects our nation’s ongoing ambivalence about the death penalty.