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March 25, 2015
Critics say Utah firing squad law tarnishes state's image

Critics say Utah firing squad law tarnishes state's image

Utah lawmakers say they took a pragmatic approach in approving the firing squad as a form of execution if lethal-injection drugs aren't available - Full Story
March 25, 2015
Parole board changes mind, won't free cop killer amid outcry

Parole board changes mind, won't free cop killer amid outcry

The inmate, Gary Castonguay, is serving a sentence of 25 years to life in prison for the shooting of Plainville police Officer Robert Holcomb during a burglary - Full Story
March 24, 2015
Governor signs law making Utah only state with firing squad

Governor signs law making Utah only state with firing squad

Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law approving the method's use when no lethal injection drugs are available - Full Story
March 21, 2015

Glitch erroneously notifies Ore. victims of prisoners' release

About 8,000 erroneous notifications that inmates were being released were sent out due to the glitch - Full Story
March 18, 2015
Mo. executes man for 1996 killing of sheriff's deputy

Mo. executes man for 1996 killing of sheriff's deputy

Executed Tuesday after U.S. Supreme Court and state's governor declined to spare the 74-year-old attorneys claimed was mentally incompetent - Full Story
March 11, 2015

Video: NY police investigate after retired CO kills man in subway

Police sought answers Wednesday from a retired corrections officer after his dispute with a pair of strangers ended with a fatal shooting - Full Story
March 11, 2015
After final approval, Utah poised to bring back death by firing squad

After final approval, Utah poised to bring back death by firing squad

If the governor signs the measure, Utah would become the only state to allow executions by firing squad if there is a drug shortage - Full Story
March 07, 2015
DNA clears Nev. woman imprisoned 35 years for murder

DNA clears Nev. woman imprisoned 35 years for murder

A judge tossed Woods' conviction in September after new DNA tests linked the Reno crime to an Oregon inmate - Full Story
March 04, 2015
Sheriff calls for changes after 4th riot in 4 months at Nev. juvenile center

Sheriff calls for changes after 4th riot in 4 months at Nev. juvenile center

Riot at a juvenile rehabilitation center has put a neighboring town "at its wits' end" following the latest in a series of violent uprisings - Full Story
March 03, 2015

Nitrogen gas executions approved by Okla. House

Oklahoma would become the first state to allow the execution of inmates using nitrogen gas under bill - Full Story



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