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  • Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky earlier relinquished their supplies of thiopental, used with other drugs to carry out lethal injections, amid claims from attorneys for death-row inmates that states acquired the drug in violation of federal import laws.

    Alabama Hands Over Execution Drug to Federal Authorities

  • Samuel Alito split with the court's conservatives Wednesday night, refusing to let Missouri execute a death-row inmate contesting lethal injection.

    Supreme Court

  • In scientific forums, he advocated chemical euthanasia for death-row criminals, whose organs could then be used for transplant.

    Pathologist Led One-Man Crusade for Euthanasia

  • The families of three men who died in the aftermath of Iran's disputed election last year have granted a death-row reprieve to the two jailers convicted of their killings.

    Iran Protesters' Kin Give Killers Reprieve, Demand Senior Officials Tried

  • Do you think that your argument that life is made priceless by heredity would hold equally true for a harder case, for instance, a death-row inmate or, indeed,

    Ingrid Hill - An interview with author

  • George Ryan imposed it in 2000 after a number of death-row prisoners were exonerated.

    Illinois Is Latest State to Ban Death Penalty

  • The drug at issue is thiopental sodium, a barbiturate used by states to render death-row inmates unconscious before other lethal drugs are used to complete an execution.

    Suit Targets Execution Drug

  • The court, in an opinion by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ruled 6-3 that Texas death-row inmate Henry Skinner could file such a lawsuit, reversing lower courts that ruled for Texas prosecutors.

    Supreme Court Lets Prisoners Seek DNA Evidence

  • A federal judge blocked what would have been California's first execution in nearly five years, giving a death-row inmate who was two days from receiving a lethal injection a reprieve that could last months.

    World Watch

  • A federal appeal hearing is set for a death-row inmate who ordered the murder of his ex-girlfriend because he was angry about child support payments.

    Hearing for Va. death row inmate


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