electric chair

Death Penalty

Guy who made Tennessee's electric chair is worried it will malfunction in tonight's execution

This is only the second time the state has used that method since 1960.
Tess Owen
11.1.18
Death Penalty

South Carolina wants to start executing people with the electric chair again

Right now, South Carolina death row inmates can pick how they die: by lethal injection or the electric chair.
Taylor Dolven
3.8.18
Crime & Drugs

Virginia Governor Says No to Electric Chair, Yes to Secretly Making Lethal Injection Drugs

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.
Tess Owen
4.11.16
Crime & Drugs

Governor Has Until Midnight to Decide If Virginia Will Bring Back the Electric Chair

Virginia lawmakers have approved switching to the electric chair amid a shortage of lethal injection drugs, but Governor Terry McAuliffe could veto the legislation.
Tess Owen
4.10.16
the people speak

Should There Be a Death Penalty? - The People Speak

In this episode of 'The People Speak,' VICE News traveled around the world to ask people about the the death penalty.
VICE News
4.1.15
US

Utah Firing Squad Proposal Points to Death Penalty Crisis

Utah's proposal to bring back firing squads is the latest attempt to continue executions despite the absence of safe drugs.
Colleen Curry
3.11.15
News

Has the United States Run Out of Ways to Make the Death Penalty More Humane?

As lethal injection drugs become harder to get, lawmakers are struggling to come up with humane alternatives for death row inmates.
Jules Suzdaltsev
11.23.14
News

Tennessee Is Bringing Back the Electric Chair

It's the first state to bring back Ole' Smoky without offering death row inmates other execution options.
Grace Wyler
5.25.14
News

The Canadian Government Is Withholding Documents Concerning the Torture of Children

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...
Dave Dean
7.19.13