Some argue Richard Moore shouldn’t even be on death row. Now he could become South Carolina’s test case for an archaic form of execution.
George Stinney Jr. was executed in 1944 when he was 14 years old.
This is only the second time the state has used that method since 1960.
Right now, South Carolina death row inmates can pick how they die: by lethal injection or the electric chair.
Governor Terry McAuliffe nixed a plan to bring back the electric chair, and instead proposed allowing the state to hire a pharmacy to secretly cook up a special batch of lethal injection drugs.
Virginia lawmakers have approved switching to the electric chair amid a shortage of lethal injection drugs, but Governor Terry McAuliffe could veto the legislation.
In this episode of 'The People Speak,' VICE News traveled around the world to ask people about the the death penalty.
Utah's proposal to bring back firing squads is the latest attempt to continue executions despite the absence of safe drugs.
As lethal injection drugs become harder to get, lawmakers are struggling to come up with humane alternatives for death row inmates.
Despite numerous testimonies stating that children who attended St. Anne's residential "Indian" school were sexually abused and sat in an electric chair, the Canadian government refuses to release 7,000 pages of investigative documents that seemingly...