Reyhaneh Jabbari's Final Message Before Her Execution Is Heartbreaking

This past Saturday, Reyhaneh Jabbari, a 26-year-old woman, was hanged for the 2007 murder of former Iranian intelligence official and doctor who she claims attempted to rape her. The execution was immediately condemned by various organizations and governments who had previously asserted the case was not properly… » 10/29/14 11:30am 10/29/14 11:30am

Iranian Woman May Be Spared From Stoning, Hanged Instead

When 44-year-old Iranian woman Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, the ruling provoked protest and calls for her release worldwide. Now Iranian officials have indicated that they may bend to international pressure, but they won't let Ashtiani go, they'll just hang her instead of… » 12/26/11 11:06pm 12/26/11 11:06pm

"They Dropped Off The Deep Edge": Women On Death Row

Debra Schaefer, warden at the SCI Muncy correctional facility in Pennsylvania, treats the inmates like she treats her children. "Some days I go in there and I feel like I'm a foster mother," she says — "the only difference is I show my children love." Debra is one of three women profiled in a Times of London piece » 9/03/08 1:00pm 9/03/08 1:00pm on…