The Eritrean government must release the 11 politicians and 17 journalists who were arrested in 2001 after criticising President Isaias Afwerki’s rule, and have never been seen or heard from since, Amnesty International said today.
Tag: Prison Reform
In July the US Attorney General announced that the federal government would resume executions of those who have been sentenced to death – designating five men on federal death row to be killed by lethal injection.
On July 25, the US Attorney General announced that the federal government would once again practice capital punishment in relation to five death-row inmates convicted of murder, torture and rape of children and the elderly.
NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to Hannah Cox, of Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty, about the Trump administration announcing plans to reinstate capital punishment in federal cases.
A report by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman notes: “We are concerned that healthcare staff at Chelmsford did not fully understand the correct process for transferring prisoners under the Mental Health Act.
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a moratorium on capital punishment on Wednesday, granting a temporary reprieve for the 737 inmates on the state’s death row, the largest in the Western Hemisphere.
Female transgender prisoners will be housed separately from other inmates at a prison in Surrey for the first time in the UK. A wing at HMP Downview, in Sutton, will be used to hold three transgender prisoners without access to other inmates.
With 25 executions and 42 death sentences expected this year, the use of the death penalty remained near historic lows in 2018, according to a report released today by the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC).