executions

News

​The Death Penalty Is Slowly Dying Out

Though Saudi Arabia captured headlines last week by executing 47 people in a single day, in recent years more and more nations have banned capital punishment.
Dorian Geiger
1.12.16
News

Poet Ashraf Fayadh Is Appealing the Death Sentence Handed Down by a Saudi Court

Ashraf Fayadh friends and family say that the poet—who is accused of apostasy and writing love poems that were allegedly anti-Islamic—is formally fighting his sentence.
Dorian Geiger
12.14.15
News

Richard Glossip Just Got Another Last-Minute Break to Avoid Lethal Injection in Oklahoma

Governor Mary Fallin issued a 37-day stay because of "last-minute questions" about the drug cocktail the state plans to use on him.
Matt Taylor
9.30.15
Travel

What Happens When You Build a Town Around a Prison?

A tour of Huntsville, Texas, where penitentiaries serve as job creators, tourist attractions, and the center of the community.
Amy Bernhard
4.6.15
News

Black Sabbath's Guitarist Wants Indonesia to Spare Australians on Death Row

Tony Iommi has written a letter to Indonesian president and metalhead Joko Widodo asking for two Australian citizens to be removed from death row.
Mark Hay
3.5.15
Power

Oklahoma Might Replace Lethal Injections With Nitrogen Gas Chambers

Despite how it sounds, as far as capital punishment plans go, it’s actually a pretty sane choice.
Ben Richmond
2.10.15
Narcomania

Garden Hedges and Gangland Executions: The Life of Britain's Suburban Crime Lords

If you're at a point in your criminal career where you want to blend into the background, where better to do it than behind a pair of fancy curtains?
Max Daly
2.10.15
Drugs

The Supreme Court Will Decide If the Lethal Injections It Didn't Stop Were Legal

A week too late, perhaps.
Ben Richmond
1.23.15
Drugs

The Drug Behind Last Year's Three Botched Executions Is About to Be Used Again

Everything you need to know about midazolam, the controversial drug involved in three botched executions last year.
Ben Richmond
1.14.15
News

Pakistan Wants to Execute Hundreds of Death Row Prisoners ASAP

On Sunday Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced that the country would, in the coming weeks, hang all 500 death row prisoners convicted under the country's questionable anti-terrorism laws.
Mark Hay
12.23.14
News

Two Cops Were Shot to Death in Brooklyn on Saturday

The cops were shot in their patrol car around 3 PM—subsequently succumbing to the injuries—while the gunman allegedly shot himself to death soon after.
Hanson O'Haver
12.20.14
death

Oklahoma May Not Be Capable of a Legal Execution

The death penalty is legal, but selling lethal injection drugs to the state probably isn’t.
Ben Richmond
10.23.14
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