On Monday evening, at 7:25 p.m., Jack Jones was executed by lethal injection in Arkansas’s Cummins Unit. And just a few hours later, a second inmate, Marcel Williams, was put to death as well. Arkansas can now claim the grim distinction of carrying out the first double execution in the U.S. since 2000.
The state of Arkansas has attracted national attention with its proposed plan to execute eight prisoners over 11 days via lethal injection, the highest number of executions in the shortest amount of time in over 50 years. The decision was motivated by the imminent expiration on the state’s supply of midazolam, a…
Two judges issued separate orders blocking Arkansas from going forward with a slate of seven executions hastily scheduled to be carried out over the span of less than two weeks.
Earlier this month, the New York Times reported that the state of Arkansas intends to execute eight incarcerated people over a span of 10 days in April. The pace of Arkansas’ executions has been kicked into unprecedented (at least in recent U.S. history) high gear due to a looming expiration date for one of the…
The New York Times is reporting that Pfizer has imposed new controls on their products to make sure that none of them are used in lethal injections. Pfizer was virtually the last major legal source for the drugs used in executions.
On Monday, October 19, the state of Ohio deferred its execution schedule until January 2017 due to problems acquiring the appropriate drugs for lethal injection. A dozen inmates have had their dates of execution accordingly postponed.
Kelly Gissendaner, the sole female inmate on Georgia’s death row, will be executed Tuesday evening, 18 years after she plotted the murder of her husband.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Henry Wingate ordered all executions to temporarily halt, calling lethal injection a cruel and unusual method. Wingate is expected to give a more thorough explanation behind the decision in the next few days.
Teresa Lewis was executed yesterday — and interestingly, it's only now that the worst details of her crime are getting mainstream coverage.