Death Penalty

There’s Still Time to Save Julius Jones

There’s Still Time to Save Julius Jones There’s Still Time to Save Julius Jones

Julius Jones’s execution is scheduled for today. More than 6 million people have signed a petition pleading for Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt to call it off.

Nov 18, 2021 / no-paywall / Karlos K. Hill and Julius Jones

Missouri Execution Ernest Johnson

Missouri Intends to Execute a Disabled Man Today Missouri Intends to Execute a Disabled Man Today

In spite of the the pleas of Representatives Cori Bush and Emmanuel Cleaver, Governor Mike Parson has declined to grant clemency to Ernest Johnson.

Oct 5, 2021 / Aída Chávez

This Supreme Court Term, Conservatives Have One Aim: Stop Progress

This Supreme Court Term, Conservatives Have One Aim: Stop Progress This Supreme Court Term, Conservatives Have One Aim: Stop Progress

During the next nine months, conservatives justices will use their power to attack abortion rights, weaken gun regulations, and rewind the clock to a darker age.

Sep 30, 2021 / Feature / Elie Mystal

Cece Jones-Davis

Cece Jones-Davis Wants to Stop an Execution Cece Jones-Davis Wants to Stop an Execution

Julius Jones is on death row in Oklahoma, but there’s a growing movement that just might save his life.

Sep 24, 2021 / Q&A / Karlos K. Hill

A Few Words for the Firing Squad

A Few Words for the Firing Squad A Few Words for the Firing Squad

A new South Carolina law forces people on death row to choose between firing squad and electric chair if lethal injection drugs aren’t available.

May 24, 2021 / Alexandra Klein and Brandon Hasbrouck

The Last Laugh

The Last Laugh The Last Laugh

 Scene, Not Seen. Scenes from our series “The Greater Quiet” for the week of May 3.

May 7, 2021 / The Greater Quiet / Steve Brodner

Ramsey Clark’s Choices

Ramsey Clark’s Choices Ramsey Clark’s Choices

The former attorney general, who died April 9, remained true to his principles.

Apr 12, 2021 / Stephen Gillers

Death Penalty Abolition

President Biden Is Our Chance to End the Federal Death Penalty President Biden Is Our Chance to End the Federal Death Penalty

Trump’s execution spree laid bare some of the death penalty’s fundamental flaws.

Feb 8, 2021 / Editorial / Sister Helen Prejean

Execution chamber

The Trauma of the Death Penalty in Texas The Trauma of the Death Penalty in Texas

Executions leave a mark on everyone involved.

Jan 25, 2021 / Michael Barajas and The Texas Observer

The Execution of Lisa Montgomery and ‘the Craven Bloodlust of a Failed Administration’

The Execution of Lisa Montgomery and ‘the Craven Bloodlust of a Failed Administration’ The Execution of Lisa Montgomery and ‘the Craven Bloodlust of a Failed Administration’

The federal government was willing to risk a superspreader event to kill a victim of sexual torture.

Jan 13, 2021 / Victoria Law

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