My Execution, 20 Days Away
In Arkansas, eight men are scheduled to die by lethal injection this month. Here is one of their stories.
Poisoned Candy: The True Story of the Notorious Trick-Or-Treat Murderer
Every Halloween there are stories of children being given tainted sweets – chocolate containing razor blades or broken glass. But only once has a child actually been killed by poisoned candy.
A Black Man Described by a Juror as an N-Word Is Scheduled to Get Executed Tonight
Kenneth Fults pleaded guilty and is set to die Tuesday. But eight years after the intellectually disabled man was sentenced, a white juror showed his true self.
My Regrets As a Juror Who Sent a Man to Death Row
If I could have done anything, it would have been to deadlock the jury—but I didn't have the personal strength to do it.
The Artist Making Dolls of the Women Executed in Iran
Women living in Iran have been executed for "crimes" like not wearing their hijab correctly or defending themselves from rape. While the country's government uses the death penalty as a silencing tactic, Iranian-American artist Sheida Soleimani is...
A Possibly Innocent Oklahoma Death Row Inmate Caught a Break Hours Before His Execution
A court issued a last-minute decision that saved Richard Glossip's life – for now.
Despite 100 Years of Activism, the Death Penalty Still Won't Die
State-sanctioned killing has been banned in fits and starts over the course of American history, a reflection of a national character that is alternately progressive and puritan.
The Hangover News
This weekend, Greece voted "no" in its bailout referendum, and some neo-Nazis had a shit rally in central London.
What It's Like to Be a Death Row Executioner in America?
The precise methods prisons use to kill prisoners are often shrouded in secrecy, but we do know that the teams in charge of executions are rarely made up of experts.
Meet the Irish Catholic Priest Who Ministers to Inmates on Indonesia's Death Row
Father Charlie Burrows is often the last man people speak to before they face a firing squad.
Indonesia Executed Five Foreign Nationals on Drug Charges and the World Is Pissed
Just after midnight on Sunday, Indonesia executed six drug offenders by firing squad. International observers see the executions as harsh, especially since five of the six prisoners were foreign nationals.
Let's Talk About Binding Books with Human Skin
For centuries, the practice of making books out of human skin was disturbingly common.