On the surface, Thursday’s decision by the state of Washington’s Supreme Court declaring its death penalty unconstitutional might seem to impact only the folks tucked away in the nation’s northwestern corner.
Tag: Prison Reform
China likes to present itself as an alternative model to lead the world, but critics say its justice system still has a very long way to go. More people are executed in China each year than in the rest of the world combined.
Three female prisoners have died in the space of 10 days across England, in what campaigners have branded an “incredibly worrying” sign that deaths in the women’s jails are rising again.
The lethal injection brought an end to the macabre executions of the past. But after a string of botched deaths, its humanity is being brought into question. Is there another option?
INQUEST has today released Still Dying on the Inside: Examining Deaths in Women’s Prisons. The report highlights the lack of action from successive governments and puts forward recommendations on community-based services.
Anthony Ray Hinton endured almost three decades behind bars, wrongly convicted by Alabama’s racist judiciary system. Here, he tells his incredible story of his years detained on Alabama’s death row.
More than 60 years have passed since Ruth Ellis was hanged for the murder of her lover and became the last woman to be executed in Britain. Since then there have been countless books, plays, television and radio dramas about her case.
Since the Supreme Court legalized capital punishment in 1976, Harris County, Texas, has executed 126 people. That’s more executions than every individual state in the union, barring Texas itself.