On September 15, for only the second known time in American history, a death-row inmate exited from an execution chamber alive.
Utah death-row inmate Ronnie Lee Gardner is scheduled to be shot shortly after midnight.
But consider the irony: When it comes to death-row inmates, dying like a dog seems like a gentle way to go.
Eventually, 18 death-row inmates were exonerated in Illinois, prompting Gov. George Ryan to declare a moratorium on executions.
In October 2008, a death-row inmate used a contraband mobile phone to threaten a state senator and his daughters.
They are a privilege given to, and duly recorded of, death-row inmates before execution.
In the interview the death-row dictator denounced al Douri for giving an unauthorized speech.
Inside the death-row pen-pal business—and how felons bid for friends.
Advocacy on behalf of a safer death penalty therefore falls to the lawyers who represent the death-row inmates themselves.
The part of a prison housing convicts condemned to death; dancehall (1940s+)