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In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of two murders and sent to death row for crimes he did not commit. Thirty years and several appeals…

On Friday, Anthony Ray Hinton walked out of prison a free man after spending 30 years on death row for a crime he did not…

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Glenn Ford was freed last year after serving 30 years on Louisiana’s death row for a crime he didn’t commit. If that wasn’t bad enough,…

The practice of capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is one of the most-heavily contended social issues in America and abroad.  There have…

via BBC News A convicted killer has been ordered off death row in the US state of North Carolina after a judge ruled his trial had been tainted by racial bias. Marcus Robinson’s case was the first to be heard under North Carolina’s controversial Racial Justice Act (RJA). The RJA stipulates that death row inmates […]

via BBC News Prison officials in the US state of Texas have abolished the traditional last meal request for inmates who are facing execution. The move came after a prisoner requested a huge meal then did not eat any of it, saying he was not hungry. Lawrence Russell Brewer was executed on Wednesday for the […]

(WOIO) – For the first time in nearly two years, serial killer Anthony Sowell is out of the county jail. 19 Action News has learned the mass murderer was shipped to the Supermax Prison in Youngstown, which is where prisoners sentenced to death are housed. Sowell will be in complete isolation for 30 days. 51-year-old Sowell was sentenced to […]

A Knight rep explained his motivation for joining PETA’s fight via a statement this week. Confirmed by Kali Bowyer, Suge’s publicist, the former face of West Coast hip-hop will be working alongside PETA for their anti-dog Chaining campaign. “Dogs deserve our love and attention not a life of ‘solitary confinement’ at the end of a chain,” Knight […]

Houston, Texas–   A Texas man who was exonerated after serving 18 years in prison has been denied compensation because of a legal glitch.  Exonerated Death Row inmate Anthony Graves will be denied compensation because the word “Innocence,” was not used in the document ordering his release, his attorney Katherine Scardino said. RELATED: 25 reasons we […]

JARRATT, Va. — The first woman executed in the United States in five years was put to death in Virginia on Thursday for arranging the killings of her husband and a stepson over a $250,000 insurance payment. Teresa Lewis, 41, died by injection at 9:13 p.m. Thursday, authorities said. She became the first woman executed […]