Tag Archives: Capital Punishment

Laura Lark and Otis Ike : Pictures at an Execution

Demonstrators protest the death penalty at the Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Kimberly McCarthy was put to death, the 500th execution by the State of Texas. Photo by Otis Ike / The Rag Blog. Pictures at … finish reading Laura Lark and Otis Ike : Pictures at an Execution

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Jean Trounstine : After 18 Years on Death Row

Damien Echols. Photo by Larry D. Moore / Wikimedia Commons. Damien Echols: After 18 years on Death Row Being on death row and in solitary confinement has got to be one of the most inhumane experiences we put prisoners through … finish reading Jean Trounstine : After 18 Years on Death Row

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : The Limbo of Death Row

Image below (inset): ‘Dominoes. Death Row, Texas,” 1979. Photo by Bruce Jackson from In This Timeless Time. Image from Prison Photography.‘In This Timeless Time’:The limbo of Death Row The life and surroundings can be summed up in the words of … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : The Limbo of Death Row

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Steve Russell : ‘Chief’ Was Born on Death Row

The North Block entrance to Condemned Row at San Quentin. Image from Strong as an Ox.‘Chief’ Stankewitz:Born on death row Just as you can’t discuss federal Indian policy without recourse to history, it’s hard to understand Douglas Stankewitz and his … finish reading Steve Russell : ‘Chief’ Was Born on Death Row

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Steve Russell : ‘Chief’ Was Born on Death Row

The North Block entrance to Condemned Row at San Quentin. Image from Strong as an Ox.‘Chief’ Stankewitz:Born on death row Chief has now spent 33 years of his life on California’s death row, but virtually all of his life before … finish reading Steve Russell : ‘Chief’ Was Born on Death Row

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FICTION / Marc Estrin : The Machine

THE MACHINE By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / September 27, 2011 The government murder of Troy Davis this week — under odd evidential circumstances — has once again thrust capital punishment up for public discussion. As my contribution … finish reading FICTION / Marc Estrin : The Machine

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Lamar W. Hankins : The Death Penalty and the Question of ‘Actual Innocence’

Demonstrators carry pictures of Troy Davis, who was executed Sept. 21, 2011, in Jackson, GA. Image from Politics and Fashion.When government decides to kill:The death penalty and thequestion of actual innocence [The Supreme] Court has never held that the Constitution … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : The Death Penalty and the Question of ‘Actual Innocence’

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Texas’ Dr. Death : Executing the Mentally Retarded

Daniel Plata, a mentally retarded criminal saved from execution in Texas, is shown in picture on a bookshelf at his home. Photo by Michael Stravato / The Texas Observer.Cruel and unusual in Texas:Executing the mentally retarded ‘When you have junk … finish reading Texas’ Dr. Death : Executing the Mentally Retarded

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Texas and the Killing Chamber

‘At the execution facility in Texas, there is seating for people who have come to take their satisfaction from seeing an act of death.’ By Greg Moses / The Rag Blog / January 31, 2009 I don’t know much about … finish reading Texas and the Killing Chamber

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Texas Death Row : Certain Death, Uncertain Justice

If the three men are executed they will be counted as numbers 427, 428, and 429 on the official list of persons executed by Texas since the death penalty was re-instated in 1982. By Greg Moses | The Rag Blog … finish reading Texas Death Row : Certain Death, Uncertain Justice

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Austin : 20 Men Exonerated by DNA call for Death Penalty Moratorium

Former Florida death row inmate Juan Melendez, left, greets former Texas death row inmate Clarence Brandley at a news conference Friday, Oct. 31, in Austin. Photo by Rudolfo gonzalez / Austin American-Statesman.‘The exonerated men, members of Witness to Innocence, want … finish reading Austin : 20 Men Exonerated by DNA call for Death Penalty Moratorium

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Our Future: Way More Killing Than Is Necessary

“What Do You See in Your Future?”The Unnecessary Execution of Jose Ernesto MedellinBy Greg Moses / August 6, 2008 If at 9:59 pm Central Time on Tuesday night you were refreshing your browser to “sort by date” the latest news … finish reading Our Future: Way More Killing Than Is Necessary

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