Connecticut Repeals Death Penalty


(04/16/2012)
Connecticut has recently become the 17th state to repeal the death penalty. Lawmakers passed the measure with an 86-62 vote in favor of repealing the death penalty in the state.

Growing Discomfort with Death Penalty


(02/09/2012)
High-standing officials, including U.S. Supreme Court justices, have come forward to demand the review and reform of executions throughout the United States.

Hospira Scraps Lethal Injection Drug


(01/31/2011)
The sole American manufacturer of an anesthetic used in lethal injections said Friday that it would cease making the drug due to international constraints.

Report: FDA Covertly Imported Execution Drug


(01/13/2011)
Newly released documents show the Food and Drug Administration covertly imported a certain type of anesthetic to help California and Arizona continue executing inmates.

New Mexico Nixes Death Penalty Amid Uptick in U.S. Executions


(12/02/2009)
Gov. Bill Richardson repealed the death penalty in New Mexico as he signed legislation to replace capital punishment with a maximum sentence of life imprisonment without parole.