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John Oliver explains why so few innocent people win exoneration
John Oliver
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John Oliver explains why so few innocent people win exoneration

Oklahoma governor commutes death sentence of Julius Jones
Julius Jones
Clemency

Oklahoma governor commutes death sentence of Julius Jones

Oklahoma parole board recommends clemency for death row inmate Julius Jones
Julius Jones.
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Oklahoma parole board recommends clemency for death row inmate Julius Jones

Oklahoma to continue lethal injections after inmate vomits during execution
Oklahoma Correctional Institution
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Oklahoma to continue lethal injections after inmate vomits during execution

Despite plea from Pope Francis, Missouri executes intellectually disabled man
Death chamber
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Despite plea from Pope Francis, Missouri executes intellectually disabled man

Supreme Court halts Texas execution over inmate's request for hands-on final prayer
Huntsville, Texas, prison
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Supreme Court halts Texas execution over inmate's request for hands-on final prayer

Justice Department halts federal executions, after they resumed under Trump
Attorney General Merrick Garland.
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Justice Department halts federal executions, after they resumed under Trump

Biden's silence on capital punishment tests fellow opponents
Joe Biden, Merrick Garland
Silent but potentially deadly

Biden's silence on capital punishment tests fellow opponents

South Carolina court halts executions until firing squad is ready
Firing squad
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South Carolina court halts executions until firing squad is ready

U.S. carries out 13th and final execution under Trump administration
The federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind.
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U.S. carries out 13th and final execution under Trump administration

U.S. carries out Trump's 12th federal execution
Federal penitentiary in Terre Haute
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U.S. carries out Trump's 12th federal execution

U.S. carries out Trump's 11th federal execution, 1st female since 1953, after Supreme Court lifts stays
Death penalty opponents
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U.S. carries out Trump's 11th federal execution, 1st female since 1953, after Supreme Court lifts stays

1st federal execution of a female inmate in decades delayed for mental evaluation
Death penalty opponents
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1st federal execution of a female inmate in decades delayed for mental evaluation

The death penalty has been abolished in Colorado
Anti-death penalty protesters.
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The death penalty has been abolished in Colorado

The Justice Department wants to stop the FDA from regulating death-penalty drugs
Death penalty chamber in Ohio
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The Justice Department wants to stop the FDA from regulating death-penalty drugs

Alabama puts to death Muslim inmate who wanted imam present during execution
An execution chamber.
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Alabama puts to death Muslim inmate who wanted imam present during execution

Washington state rules death penalty unconstitutional
Washington.
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Washington state rules death penalty unconstitutional

Nebraska just became the first state to carry out an execution using fentanyl
Fentanyl.
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Nebraska just became the first state to carry out an execution using fentanyl

Nebraska could become 1st state to use fentanyl in an execution
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Nebraska could become 1st state to use fentanyl in an execution

The Catholic Church now says the death penalty is always 'inadmissible'
Pope Francis visits a prison in Mexico
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The Catholic Church now says the death penalty is always 'inadmissible'

Oklahoma will resume executions after 3-year hold — with nitrogen gas
Nitrogen gas.
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Oklahoma will resume executions after 3-year hold — with nitrogen gas

Jeff Sessions authorizes death penalty against gang member accused of killing rivals
Jeff Sessions.
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Jeff Sessions authorizes death penalty against gang member accused of killing rivals

Some states are turning to a main drug in the opioid crisis to execute prisoners
Empty jail cell.
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Some states are turning to a main drug in the opioid crisis to execute prisoners

Severely ill inmate's execution called off mid-procedure
Empty jail cell.
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Severely ill inmate's execution called off mid-procedure

Ohio is set to conduct its first execution in 3 years
Death chamber used for lethal injection.
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Ohio is set to conduct its first execution in 3 years

Arkansas executes 4th prisoner in 11 days, after U.S. Supreme Court declines to intervene
A death row gurney.
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Arkansas executes 4th prisoner in 11 days, after U.S. Supreme Court declines to intervene

Arkansas executes its first inmate since 2005
Death chamber in Lucasville, Ohio, circa 2001
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Arkansas executes its first inmate since 2005

Arkansas' lethal-injection sprint dealt two more setbacks
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson
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Arkansas' lethal-injection sprint dealt two more setbacks

Arkansas judge blocks state plans for 8 executions in April
Death penalty protesters in Arkansas
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Arkansas judge blocks state plans for 8 executions in April

Death sentences fall to 40-year low as U.S. attitudes change on capital punishment
Death chamber in Lucasville, Ohio, circa 2001
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Death sentences fall to 40-year low as U.S. attitudes change on capital punishment

Oldest inmate on Georgia's death row executed
Brandon Astor Jones.
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Oldest inmate on Georgia's death row executed

Texas executes inmate for deadly $8 robbery when he was a teen
Juan Garcia was elected in Texas on Tuesday
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Texas executes inmate for deadly $8 robbery when he was a teen

Court halts execution of Oklahoma man who maintains innocence
Oklahoma will execute a death-row inmate today.
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Court halts execution of Oklahoma man who maintains innocence

Oklahoma bill would allow use of nitrogen gas in executions
An execution chamber.
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Oklahoma bill would allow use of nitrogen gas in executions

Convicted killer asks U.S. Supreme Court to halt execution due to brain damage
Cecil Clayton's brain scan.
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Convicted killer asks U.S. Supreme Court to halt execution due to brain damage