Death Penalty

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How the System Kept Failing the Only Woman on Federal Death Row How the System Kept Failing the Only Woman on Federal Death Row

Throughout Lisa Montgomery’s life, authorities repeatedly failed to stop the extreme violence and abuse that she suffered.

Jan 6, 2021 / Victoria Law

Fighting From Federal Death Row in the Memory of My Friends

Fighting From Federal Death Row in the Memory of My Friends Fighting From Federal Death Row in the Memory of My Friends

“These are the names of the humans on federal death row and the dates that the Trump administration intends to kill them before leaving office.”

Dec 11, 2020 / Billie Allen

Executing Lisa Montgomery Would Be One of Trump’s Final Cruelties

Executing Lisa Montgomery Would Be One of Trump’s Final Cruelties Executing Lisa Montgomery Would Be One of Trump’s Final Cruelties

For the first time in 67 years, the federal government is set to execute a woman.

Nov 18, 2020 / Victoria Law

A Plea From Federal Death Row: ‘We Need You to Raise Your Voices’

A Plea From Federal Death Row: ‘We Need You to Raise Your Voices’ A Plea From Federal Death Row: ‘We Need You to Raise Your Voices’

As the Trump administration rushes to execute more and more people, my friends are dying—and I might be next.

Nov 12, 2020 / Dateline / Billie Allen

A gurney in Oklahoma

The Trump Administration Is on a Capital Punishment Killing Spree The Trump Administration Is on a Capital Punishment Killing Spree

After 17 years, attorney General Bill Barr has resumed federal executions—and the conservatives on the Supreme Court approve.

Jul 17, 2020 / Elie Mystal

Take Action Now: End the Death Penalty

Take Action Now: End the Death Penalty Take Action Now: End the Death Penalty

Fight for criminal justice reform and support incarcerated people in their reentry process.

Mar 10, 2020 / no-paywall / NationAction

Audia Jones

Audia Jones Wants to Redefine Criminal Justice in Texas Audia Jones Wants to Redefine Criminal Justice in Texas

Disappointed in her old boss, a former district attorney is running to be the Harris County district attorney on one of the most progressive platforms of 2020.

Feb 17, 2020 / Q&A / Daniel Fernandez

Female Inmate Jail Cell

Take Action Now: Fight to End Mass Incarceration Take Action Now: Fight to End Mass Incarceration

Tell your lawmaker to visit a prison; call on Congress to reduce excessive sentencing; and help people make bail.

Nov 27, 2019 / no-paywall / NationAction

SCOTUS Is Back in Session and Cruelty Is on the Docket

SCOTUS Is Back in Session and Cruelty Is on the Docket SCOTUS Is Back in Session and Cruelty Is on the Docket

As the term begins, the conservatives are sharpening their knives—and LGBTQ rights, abortion, and gun control are all on the chopping block.

Oct 7, 2019 / Feature / Elie Mystal

Verwoerd assassination

The Truth Behind the Assassination of the South African PM The Truth Behind the Assassination of the South African PM

When my relative stabbed PM Hendrik Verwoerd to death, he was described as a “madman”—but he was really trying to bring down apartheid.

Aug 16, 2019 / Between Us, We Cover the World / Nikos Konstandaras

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