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Prosecutors who have championed criminal justice reforms are still seeking death sentences, opposing appeals, and, in some cases, have even petitioned for execution dates.
Apr 05, 2021
While bans on capital punishment progress at the state level, the federal government is racing to carry out three more executions before President Trump's term end. Ten people have been put to death since July, the first such executions since 2003.
Jan 08, 2021
A reasonable society does not meet trauma with more trauma in the name of justice.
Dec 10, 2020
All but nine of California’s 35 prisons house more people than the facility was designed to hold.
Juan Moreno Haines, Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg
Jul 21, 2020
Across the country, the death penalty is in steep decline. But in September, the state’s attorney general sought execution dates for nine men, and its Supreme Court set dates for two of them.
Feb 18, 2020
It’s the first time since 2014 that someone on Georgia’s death row has been granted clemency.
Jan 16, 2020
With Appeal staff reporter Lauren Gill
Adam H. Johnson
Nov 14, 2019
With Appeal staff reporter Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg
Adam H. Johnson
Oct 03, 2019
Some death row prisoners will be moved to another unit with access to direct sunlight, fenced-in recreation, and contact visits, department says.
Sep 28, 2019
Civil rights groups demand change as other states move away from the practice of isolating people sentenced to death.
Sep 25, 2019
Jun 21, 2019
Patrick Murphy didn’t even learn about the murder until later that day. A controversial law allows him to be executed anyway.
Katie Rose Quandt
Mar 28, 2019
California amended its felony murder law, which holds accomplices responsible for murder. But reform won’t reach a man sentenced to death in a deadly robbery—even though he was never accused of firing a shot.
Feb 04, 2019
Jessica Brand, Callie Heller
Sep 24, 2018