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

I'm on Death Row for Punching a Man

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

The first person ever is about to be executed with fentanyl — and it’s not Scott Dozier

The title has shifted to 60-year-old Carey Dean Moore, who’s been on death row in Nebraska for nearly four decades.
Emma Ockerman
true crime

Should 'Late Adolescence' Protect Young People from Execution?

The years between 18 and 21 are a sort of societal limbo period when, in most states, you can't drink, but you can smoke—and get sentenced to die.
Beth Schwartzapfel
VICE News Tonight on HBO

We spoke to the daughter of a Japanese cult leader the day before he was executed

Doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara was just executed for his role in the 1995 sarin gas attack that killed 13 on the Tokyo subway
Dexter Thomas
Life Inside

What It's Like to Deliver Death Sentences

I ran for office and took the oath knowing that the death penalty would be part of my job, whether I liked it or not.
Mike Lynch
Life Inside

I Watched a Talent Show on Death Row

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

Florida inmate screams "murderers" during night of executions that didn't go as planned

Two of the three prisoners had their executions halted at the last minute.
Noah Kulwin
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Dying on death row

Alabama is going to execute a man who is dying of cancer
Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani
Death Penalty

Death penalty states are looking for new ways to execute people

Executions were near a 25-year low in 2017 due to a shortage of lethal injection drugs
Carter Sherman
Tess Owen

In Louisiana, the Poor Face the Death Penalty Without a Lawyer

A years-long public defender crisis in one of the harshest states in America keeps getting uglier.
Eli Hager
Death Penalty

Death row inmate who survived his own execution really doesn't want a do-over

Carter Sherman