The governor's moratorium affects 737 people—more than a quarter of the country's death row inmates.
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.
The total number of executions is declining, but we're not executing the worst criminals—just the criminals with the worst lawyers.
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.
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.
The expert ended up prompting a back-and-forth between Supreme Court justices, who narrowly upheld use of a lethal injection drug.
It’s becoming nearly impossible to find experts to defend the practice.
The Supreme Court is reviewing lethal injection for the first time in seven years. Here’s what it means for the death penalty.
How the new mental health facility for California’s death row inmates reflects our nation’s ongoing ambivalence about the death penalty.