Utah Brings Back the Firing Squad In Case We Run Out of Lethal Drugs

Utah lawmakers are prepared to strap condemned criminals to this horrible chair and shoot them if they need to. They've just approved a bill that would allow the state to execute people by firing squad if there's a shortage of lethal injection chemicals needed to kill people the socially acceptable way. » 3/11/15 11:45am 3/11/15 11:45am

Over half of death sentences in the US come from 2 percent of counties

Virtually every rich nation in the world has abolished the death penalty. But since the death penalty was reinstated in the U.S. in 1976, courts have sentenced over 7,000 people to die. Shockingly, about 56 percent of death sentences currently come from just 2 percent of U.S. counties. » 12/02/14 5:25pm 12/02/14 5:25pm

How Oklahoma Botched an Execution with Untested Drugs

Tuesday night was horrific. After weeks of controversy, Oklahoma had planned to execute two convicted murders with untested lethal injection drugs. As many had feared, the drugs didn't work like they were supposed to, and one lethal injection drugsof the prisoners suffered in front of an audience. » 4/30/14 12:10pm 4/30/14 12:10pm

How Oklahoma Botched an Execution with Untested Drugs

Tuesday night was horrific. After weeks of controversy, Oklahoma had planned to execute two convicted murders with untested lethal injection drugs. As many had feared, the drugs didn't work like they were supposed to, and one lethal injection drugsof the prisoners suffered in front of an audience. » 4/29/14 12:16pm 4/29/14 12:16pm

How Lethal Injection Works

Virtually all of the 32 American states that allow the death penalty rely on a deadly chemical cocktail to slowly and quietly kill the condemned. But America has found itself running dangerously low on sodium pentothal, the injection's primary ingredient, after the only US supplier stopped making it. So how are we… » 11/05/13 3:59pm 11/05/13 3:59pm

Japan Reveals Its Execution Room For The First Time

This stark, almost peaceful looking room is actually Japan's execution room. The ring on top holds the noose, the red square outlines the trapdoor and this is the first time Japan has ever shown these rooms off. » 8/28/10 5:00pm 8/28/10 5:00pm

Death By Execution: Which States Do What Form of Capital Punishment?

Capital punishment. Sends a chill down your spine, doesn't it? Hopefully none of our readers will ever see first-hand the following methods of execution in the following states of the US. » 6/15/10 10:20am 6/15/10 10:20am