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Texas Carries Out its 500th Execution Since 1982

(HUNTSVILLE, Texas) — Texas marked a solemn moment in criminal justice Wednesday evening, executing its 500th inmate since it resumed carrying out capital...

Navy Ends CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

Navy messages have been going out in ALL CAPS since sails were around. But Navy Times is reporting that the sea service has just started permitting lower-case...

Must-Reads from Around the World

Cancer has replaced cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death in China’s capital, Amnesty International released its annual compilation of capital...

Dancing Around the Death Penalty

Central casting couldn’t produce a better illustration of what’s wrong with the death penalty than Marvin Wilson, the 53-year-old Texan with an IQ of 61 who is...

Why the Death Penalty Is Slowly Dying

California is having problems with its death penalty. It hasn’t executed anyone since 2006, when a federal court ruled that its method of lethal injection was...

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the number of known judicial executions carried out globally in 2011 (excluding China),  up from 527 in 2010, according to Amnesty International’s annual capital...