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Survivor of Ohio's Latest Botched Execution Reveals Breathtaking Incompetencenew

Romell Broom achieved a macabre notoriety this past month when he became the first man to survive his date with the needle. The eyes of the world are on Ohio now, and many are questioning our death-penalty apparatus.
Cleveland Scene  |  Damian Guevara  |  10-07-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Lethal Rejection: Karl Chamberlain's Execution is Overnew

On Feb. 21, Karl Chamberlain received a rare greeting card from his half-sister, Liberty Chamberlain: "Happy Death Day," it read. "Glad you're still with us." Chamberlain, the first to receive an execution date once Texas reopened the execution chamber after a Supreme Court ruling, was executed by lethal injection on June 11.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Dave Maass  |  06-19-2008  |  Crime & Justice

A Former Death-House Chaplain Talks About Capital Punishmentnew

From 1982-95, Reverend Carroll Pickett presided over the executions of 95 inmates. After his retirement, Pickett became an anti-death-penalty advocate and began working with the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. At the Death House Door, the documentary following his emotional career, premiered at the SXSW film festival in March.
San Antonio Current  |  Kiko Martinez  |  04-30-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Resisting Execution Reform in Tennesseenew

Some critics blame the attorney general for status quo in lethal injection protocols.
Nashville Scene  |  Sarah Kelley  |  09-07-2007  |  Crime & Justice

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