Alstory Simon spent 15 years in prison for a...
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For many reasons, the old ones are in short supply.
Why we need to end the death penalty now.
[credit provider=”Bobby Allen”] 70-two hours before death row inmates are executed, they are placed under constant surveillance by prison guards. For nearly a decade, it was Bobby Allen’s job to monitor these condemned men as they awaited their fate in the execution chamber.
[credit provider=”AP”] Not only are significantly fewer inmates are being executed in the United States than 12 years ago, but fewer people are being sentenced to death row in the first place.The country reported 85 executions in 2000 but only 43 in 2012, according to a new report released by […]
[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=damien%20echols&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1348235158&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=b0b89b2ddefa4a0eb6270e861a4e512d&dbm=PY2011&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] One of the West Memphis Three — a trio of men convicted of murders they say they didn’t commit — is speaking out about his experience as an innocent man on death row.Damien Echols took to Reddit Thursday to talk about getting out of prison after […]
[credit provider=”Florida Department of Corrections” url=”http://www.dc.state.fl.us/oth/vtour/securecell.html”] As of August 2012, Florida was home to 100,272 state prison inmates. And as of Tuesday, 403 inmates were currently on death row.
[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmYGAwqJggk”] A man who worked as a corrections officer on death row led a Reddit thread about what it’s like to work with the condemned. The man provided a picture of his old uniform as proof of his identity on the Ask Me Anything forum.
[credit provider=”Still from ‘Of Mice And Men'” url=”http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105046/”] The son of John Steinbeck has excoriated the state of Texas for using the mental disability of the Nobel prize-winning author’s fictional creation Lennie Small to define learning difficulties and thus to justify its execution of Marvin Wilson yesterday.Although the execution of […]
[credit provider=”Flickr – miss_millions” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/marineperez/4698707308/”] Legislators in North Carolina are looking to gut a law that allows inmates to claim they were sentenced too harshly because of their race.Five Democrats broke rank Wednesday to join Republicans in approving a bill that would forbid death row inmates from challenging their sentence […]
[credit provider=”commandzed via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/zara/98490242/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] A convicted killer sentenced to death for the 1979 murder of a 13-year-old boy has hanged himself on California’s death row, months before voters in the state are due to decide whether to abolish the death penalty, prison officials said on Tuesday.James Lee Crummel, 68, […]