South Carolina Carolina lawmakers are debating changing a controversial bill that would impose the death penalty for terminating a pregnancy. The bill has been dubbed the South Carolina Prenatal Equal Protection Act of 2023.

Republican State Rep. Paul Sherrell apologized for suggesting Tennessee's death row inmates be executed via "hanging by a tree."

Payton Gendron will get a life sentence for a racist mass shooting in Buffalo, but the death penalty is still very much a real possibility thanks to his federal hate crime charges.

Civil Rights & Social Justice

The 14-year-old was the youngest person ever executed in the U.S. in the 20th century.


It wasn't just that Joshua Lee Burgess killed his daughter Zaria, but it was also how he killed the 15-year-old that drew attention to the case.


Virginia moved one step closer to abolishing the death penalty, a measure that polling shows is overwhelmingly supported by Black state residents.

Activists like Martin Luther King III want his death sentence commuted.

Rodney Reed is scheduled to be executed in six days.

Rodney Reed was convicted of killing a white woman by an all-white jury in 1998.

California imposes a moratorium on the death penalty.

Updated: February 3, 2016, 8:25 AM ET Brandon Astor Jones, convicted of murder in the death of a convenience store manager in 1979, died by lethal injection at 12:46 AM ET Wednesday at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, according to Reuters. The Georgia Department of Corrections said in a statement that he accepted […]

The court argued the Kansas case in October 2015 and came to an 8 to 1 decision on Wednesday. Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented the Supreme Court's decision, only to note the case shouldn't have been heard in the first place.