This haunting website tracks all the Americans set to be executed

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The Marshall Project, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that covers the criminal justice system in America, launched a haunting website on Thursday that tracks all of the upcoming executions scheduled in the United States. Called The Next to Die, the project aims to act as a "detailed, up-to-date schedule of coming executions," filling a gap the Marshall Project sees in the coverage of a controversial American issue.

The homepage shows a silhouette of a man with the words, "Richard Glossip is scheduled to be executed in..." followed by the exact number of days, hours, and minutes remaining before his death on September 16 at 4 p.m. Clicking through opens a portfolio that details Glossip's case, the execution procedure in the state he'll be put to death in, and the history of executions in that state.

The Next to Die details their motivations for the project further in their introduction:

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The Next to Die aims to bring attention, and thus accountability, to these upcoming executions. As impartial news organizations, The Marshall Project and its journalistic partners do not take a stance on the morality of capital punishment, but we do see a need for better reporting on a punishment that so divides Americans. Whether you believe that execution is a fitting way for society to deplore the most heinous crimes, or that it is too expensive, racially biased, and subject to lethal error, you should be prepared to look it in the face. [The Next to Die]

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Jeva Lange

Jeva Lange was the executive editor at She formerly served as The Week's deputy editor and culture critic. She is also a contributor to Screen Slate, and her writing has appeared in The New York Daily News, The Awl, Vice, and Gothamist, among other publications. Jeva lives in New York City. Follow her on Twitter.