Capital Punishment

New music

Ben Stiller's Punk Band Has Reunited, and They're Still Good

Listen to a rework of "Confusion," the first single from the band's first new release in 35 years.
Alex Robert Ross

I'm on Death Row for Punching a Man

After three decades, I feel like I’m dying a slow death.
J.T. Kirksey
Capital Punishment

Tracing the UK's Complicated Relationship with the Death Penalty

The UK Home Secretary's recent correspondence with the US Attorney General about two Brits accused of being ISIS jihadists has sparked up old debates about capital punishment.
James McMahon
New Old Music

Ben Stiller's Teenage Post-Punk Band Are Finally Reissuing Their Debut LP

A remastered and expanded version of Capital Punishment's 'Roadkill' will finally come out on Captured Tracks this September. A single from the record, "Muzak Anonymous," came out alongside the announcement.
Alex Robert Ross
Life Inside

Everything Always Turns to Shit on Death Row

Even a breakfast of boiled eggs and cheese somehow gets screwed up by a rogue inmate.
Timothy White
Life Inside

I Watched a Talent Show on Death Row

It was painful but also more fun than I expected.
George T. Wilkerson

The Strange, Sad Story of the Last Woman Executed in Canada

More than half a century after a bomb on board a plane killed nearly two dozen people near the St Lawrence River, the evidence that condemned Marguerite Pitre to hang remains pretty flimsy.
Patrick Lejtenyi

Why Did America's Execution Machine Slow Down?

A new book explores the slow demise of the ultimate punishment in a country that has a history of celebrating it.
Maurice Chammah
Life Inside

The Hope and Sorrow of Visiting My Son on Death Row

He's condemned to die in April, and the closer it gets, the more it weighs on me.
Marilyn Shankle-Grant as told to Maurice Chammah

Texas Is No Longer America's Death Penalty Capital

The fewest people were put to death in the state this year since 1996, but race and mental health were still disturbing factors in who ends up on death row.
Casey Tolan

What Life Is Like After 46 Years On Death Row

Iwao Hakamada spent 46 years on death row for a crime he didn't commit. After his release in 2014, aged 78, director Kim Sungwoong documented his reintroduction to the outside world
Cherry Casey
Life Inside

What It’s Like to Almost Get Executed

A San Quentin inmate talks about watching the minutes tick away on his life.
Kevin Cooper