No Execution For Mumia Abu-Jamal

This post originally appeared on Amnesty International USA’s website. Mumia Abu-Jamal will no longer be facing execution. He should be getting a new trial. In October, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to reinstate the death sentence that had been overturned by a...
Missouri’s Troy Davis

Missouri’s Troy Davis

Millions of people are still shocked and outraged by the state of Georgia’s execution of Troy Davis for a murder he may not have committed. People who had never heard of Davis or had never thought much about the death penalty suddenly confronted Georgia’s...
A Long Shadow of Doubt: The Execution of Troy Davis

A Long Shadow of Doubt: The Execution of Troy Davis

September 21, 2011 was a sad day for American justice. On that date at 11:08 pm, the state of Georgia administered a lethal injection into the body of 42-year-old Troy Davis and put him to death. With his dying breath, Troy Davis maintained his innocence in the 1989...

The Ugly Business of Lethal Injection

The pretense of lethal injection as a peaceful and painless way to execute prisoners is unraveling, and this may change the face of the death penalty in the United States. In September 2009, the state of Ohio tried to execute Romell Broom. The execution team, with...
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