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.

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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.

Houston County Sheriff's Deputy Paul Urhahn was allowed to resign after not being fired immediately for the now-former Georgia cop cruelly referring to Ahmaud Arbery's tragic killing as "the death penalty."

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt granted clemency to Julius Jones Thursday right before his scheduled execution following a recommendation from the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board.

Witnesses to the execution of Oklahoma death row inmate John Grant described a cruel and inhumane lethal injection process that left him convulsing and vomiting for "nearly 15 minutes" before dying, contradicting reports it was "without complication."

Sept. 21 marks the 10-year point since the state of Georgia executed Troy Davis despite increasing suspicions of his innocence following his conviction for killing an off-duty police officer. Take a look back at everything that led to that fateful, controversial moment.


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

Despite a series of 11th hour attempts and delays, Brandon Bernard was executed by lethal injection on Dec. 10 after his request for a stay was denied by the Supreme Court.

Rodney Reed is scheduled to be executed in six days.