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August 15, 2014

Execution drug cost quadruples for Texas prisons

Prison agency in the nation's busiest death penalty state paid $13,500 for its most recent batch of pentobarbital at a cost of $1,500 per vial, compared to $350 per dose last year - Full Story
August 11, 2014

Judge extends temporary halt to Ohio executions

Federal judge has extended a moratorium on executions in Ohio into next year as questions mount about the effectiveness of a new, two-drug combination - Full Story
July 27, 2014
Ariz. execution renews debate over methods

Ariz. execution renews debate over methods

A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals - Full Story
July 24, 2014
Ariz. execution takes nearly 2 hours

Ariz. execution takes nearly 2 hours

The execution of 55-year-old Joseph Rudolph Wood took so long that his lawyers had time to file an emergency appeal while it was ongoing - Full Story
June 26, 2014
Okla. death row inmates seek to halt executions

Okla. death row inmates seek to halt executions

Lawsuit seeks to halt any attempt to execute inmates using the state's current lethal injection protocols - Full Story
May 29, 2014
Judge orders halt to Ohio executions

Judge orders halt to Ohio executions

Executions on hold for 2 1/2 months after federal judge allowed more time for arguments over the state's new lethal injection procedures - Full Story
May 27, 2014

Supreme Court rules for death-row inmates with low IQ

Twelve years after barring execution of the mentally disabled, the Supreme Court on Tuesday prohibited states in borderline cases from relying on test scores to determine inmate eligibility - Full Story
May 23, 2014
Tenn. brings back electric chair for executions

Tenn. brings back electric chair for executions

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law Thursday allowing the state to electrocute death row inmates in the event prisons are unable to obtain drugs - Full Story
May 22, 2014

Wyo. lawmakers mull firing squad executions

Prompted by the shortages of available drugs for lethal injections, lawmakers are considering permitting execution of inmates by firing squad - Full Story
May 02, 2014
Drugs in botched Okla. execution leaked from IV

Drugs in botched Okla. execution leaked from IV

Drugs didn't enter inmate's system because the vein they were injected into collapsed, which wasn't noticed for 21 minutes - Full Story



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