Against a backdrop of federal executions in America and signs of a worrying shift towards a favourable view of capital punishment in Britain, Joe Giles argues a return to the death penalty would be detrimental.
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The American people elected Joe Biden to be our next president. In a civilized country, the process of smoothly handing over power would consist of precluding irrevocable decisions by the outgoing administration.
Pope Francis’ new encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti,” does something that some Catholics believed could not be done: It ratifies a change in church teaching. In this case, on the death penalty.
Out of the 57 people currently on federal death row, 34 are people of color, some of whom “were convicted and condemned by all-white juries,” according to a new report by the Death Penalty Information Center.
Capital punishment opponents expect a steep battle to prevent President Rodrigo Duterte from reimposing the death penalty, as he renews calls for the law as part of a “drug war” that has already killed thousands of Filipinos
In the UK, there is often a perception that racism is not as prevalent an issue as it is in the US. Yet, as BLM protests have erupted across the globe the UK’s overt and covert racism has come to a head.
Last summer, Attorney General William Barr ordered federal prisons to resume executions. Earlier this week, the Department of Justice carried through on Barr’s order, executing the first federal prisoner in 17 years.
Secure video calls will be introduced to prisons and young offender institutions (YOIs) across England and Wales to maintain vital family contact for prisoners and young offenders during the coronavirus pandemic.