Holder told Gwen Ifill on PBS NewsHour that he is “greatly troubled” by the series of prolonged executions carried out in the US states of Ohio, Oklahoma and most recently Arizona.
Another execution. Another debacle. Another debate. This time the backdrop was a death chamber in Arizona. Condemned killer Joseph Rudolph Wood III took an hour and 40 minutes to die from lethal injection. For most of that time, he “gasped and struggled for breath,” according to an account from Reuters…
Melinda Dawson, the new chairwoman of Ohioans to Stop Executions, has personal experience with the criminal justice system.
While Gov. John Kasich has been much more sparing than his predecessor overall in granting clemencies to criminals, it’s a different story when it comes to inmates facing execution.
The death penalty is in trouble — drug shortages, botched executions and lawsuits are calling the idea of a “humane” execution into question. Some states are returning to previously abandoned methods.
The state is shielding interviews its attorneys conducted with about 20 prison employees involved in the January execution of an inmate who repeatedly gasped and snorted as he was put to death.
The Voice of Russia talked to Kevin Werner, Executive Director of Ohioans to Stop Executions, a non-profit education and advocacy organization working to end the death penalty in Ohio.
A federal judge ordered a temporary moratorium on Ohio executions while legal issues related to new lethal-injection procedures are worked out in court. The order, issued Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Gregory L. Frost, stops the scheduled July 2 execution of Ronald Phillips of Summit County and the Aug. 6 execution of William Montgomery of […]