The reactions to the governor's actions were mixed.
Only 10 jurors sentenced Nathaniel Woods to death for the deaths of three police officers.
Concern for the families appeared on both sides of the debate.
Oklahoma messed up three executions in just two years.
"Nick Sutton has gone from a life-taker to a life-saver," read a clemency petition filed by corrections staff, the families of several victims, and five of the jurors who sentenced him to death.
Former prosecutor Bennett Gershman: "The use of jailhouse informants...is one of the great abuses in criminal trials across America."
"This whole question of how we kill our prisoners is sort of a sideshow when the system is as broken as it is."
Supporters of Lance believe the court should have tested DNA before sentencing him to death.
The ACLU and the Innocence Project are suing to uncover the evidence.
Florida has had more exonerations of death row inmates than any other state in the U.S.
The jury said they would have given Jimmy Meders life in prison without parole had it been available.
Corrections Officers, Jurors, and the Families of Nick Sutton's Victims Want Him Taken Off Death Row
The Tennessee death row inmate "has gone from a life-taker to a life-saver."
Meanwhile, outgoing Gov. Matt Bevin made some controversial pardon choices as he headed for the door.
James Dailey is running out of options to prove his innocence.
The first death was scheduled for December.
According to the law, the deceased Sedley Alley is the only person who can file a petition for post-conviction DNA testing.
The daughter of the murder victim has accused the state of ignoring her wishes.
A Georgia Death Row Inmate Will Be Executed Tomorrow. New Evidence Says a Different Man Was the Shooter.
A witness and co-defendant is casting doubt on the testimony that sent Ray Cromartie to death row.
Rodney Reed is set to die by lethal injection in less than two weeks.
Daniel Lewis Lee would be the first death row inmate executed by the federal government in 16 years.
Ray Cromartie was scheduled to die on Wednesday. His supporters hope a question of jurisdiction will lead to DNA testing.
A DNA test might show that he didn't fire the shot that killed a clerk in 1994. But the law says he'd be guilty anyway.
Illinois abolished the death penalty in 2011.
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Forensic experts claim there is no way Larry Swearingen raped and killed Melissa Trotter. The state is still putting him to death.
Politicians never hesitate to exploit a tragedy.
We need to leave ourselves room for making good when we inevitably convict the wrong people.
After two decades of mercy, the Justice Department announces five men on federal death row will face lethal injections this winter.
Joe Biden's New Criminal Justice Platform Calls for Eliminating Harsh Policies Sponsored by Joe Biden
A breathtaking repudiation of his own legacy on criminal justice
"Because the death penalty has repeatedly been handed out in an unreliable and arbitrary manner, it cannot survive the state Constitution’s ban on cruel punishments."
“I wanted to be more than somebody who is the son of a murder victim.”
This is the nature of government. It can't stop the flow of illicit substances in a sealed and militarized building that's under its total control.
The bipartisan push to remove capital punishment from state law is moving forward.
The opinion stems from an injunction currently preventing Texas from importing sodium thiopental.
In the Space of One Minute, Joe Biden Defends the Death Penalty for Drug Dealers, Asset Forfeiture, and Mandatory Minimums
This 1991 Senate floor speech shows Biden's central role in crafting disastrous crime policies.
Texas Would Rather Ban All Chaplains from Execution Chambers Than Placate One Buddhist Inmate in His Final Moments
Equal treatment under the law can mean everyone is treated equally poorly
The bill was introduced by Republicans and co-sponsored by Democrats.
The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 last night to grant Patrick Murphy's petition for a stay.
The facts of this case are very similar to those of Dunn v. Ray, a recent ruling in which the Justice let the execution proceed, and thereby attracted a firestorm of criticism.
This Man Didn't Kill Anyone. Texas Plans To Execute Him Tonight Anyway. (UPDATE: Supreme Court Blocks Execution)
Texas' law of parties is to blame.
Years after the state legalized medical marijuana, Maricopa County's top attorney served as a barrier.
There's so much wrong with her argument.
The Alabama prison allows a Christian chaplain in the execution chamber to pray with death row inmates, but it refused to let an imam inside.