Pence suggested executing mass shooters in "months, not years," but that would remove crucial procedural protections—and not just for those who are obviously guilty.
Even if background check applicants are guilty of wrongdoing, imposing lifetime bans on gainful employment is not a good policy.
The state's own attorney general has said Glossip deserves a new trial.
As Oklahoma's Attorney General Calls for Clemency, the State Keeps Planning To Execute Richard Glossip
Two damning investigations and a request from the state attorney general haven't been enough to stop the execution.
Oklahoma Says Richard Glossip Was Denied a Fair Trial. An Appeals Court Still Won't Overturn His Conviction.
"While I respect the Court of Criminal Appeals' opinion, I am not willing to allow an execution to proceed despite so many doubts," said Oklahoma's attorney general.
"It is critical that Oklahomans have absolute faith that the death penalty is administered fairly and with certainty," said the state's attorney general in a Thursday press release.
"Even after his 2021 exoneration, Baltimore County prosecutors have opposed Clarence receiving compensation for the injustice of being wrongfully convicted," says an attorney representing the man.
A plan to put 25 inmates to death over two years is reconsidered.
After the latest reprieve from the governor, he’s scheduled for execution in February.
Forensic techniques are nowhere near as reliable as cops shows pretend.
Convincing evidence of his innocence has been available for years. But the criminal legal system prioritizes procedure and bureaucracy over liberty.
A new report looks at decades of troubling trends of bad convictions in murder, rape, and drug cases.
Delaying Glossip's execution until December allows the courts to consider new evidence that might prove his innocence.
A newly unearthed letter suggests the primary witness against Glossip (and the actual killer) had regrets and made a “mistake.”
A federal judge rules against effort to stop use of three-drug cocktail.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says People Charged With Violent Crimes Are Guilty Because Prosecutors Say So
"When those charges are brought, these people are guilty," Lightfoot said.
The state claimed she beat a 2-year-old to death. But evidence may show it was the result of a fall down stairs.
Imagine Having a Decade of Your Life Erased. It Happened to 161 People Exonerated from Prison in 2021.
A new report shows wrongfully convicted people serving 1,849 years behind bars across the United States before being released last year.
The Trump administration's revival appeared to be an outlier. Executions are becoming more and more rare.
Her publisher will stop distributing her memoir Lucky, which detailed the attack and aftermath.
The state’s pardon board vote to recommend clemency for Julius Jones. He’s scheduled to be put to death on Thursday.
Kevin Strickland, Christopher Dunn, and Lamar Johnson are still paying for crimes that government officials say they did not commit.
Half of All False Convictions in the U.S. Involved Police or Prosecutor Misconduct, Finds New Report
If you’re looking for accountability, we’ve got some bad news for you.
What is the state's position when an innocent man spends 25 years in prison?
We need to leave ourselves room for making good when we inevitably convict the wrong people.
A meticulous re-enactment of the misbegotten prosecution of the Central Park Five gets a lot right.
'Some People Might Say That Ricky Fell Through a Crack in the System. This Is Not a Crack. This Is the System.'
Over 23 years ago Missouri’s criminal justice system failed a man charged with murder. This week he’s looking at his last best chance at freedom.
Annual exoneration report shows growth in amount of time served and increasing levels of official misconduct.
District attorneys rarely ever get punished for misbehavior that puts innocent people behind bars. Is that about to change?
Government misconduct a big driver of exonerations last year.
Fifteen men allegedly framed by a corrupt sergeant have convictions overturned.
The Detroit Crime Lab, shut down in 2008 for negligence, switched test bullets with autopsy bullets in order to convict Desmond Ricks.
Everything from official misconduct to bad eyewitness identifications to false confessions played roles.
Not even DNA evidence can get him to change his mind.
A judge makes unfounded accusations against a dead man whose life was stolen to save the state from "automatic financial liability."
"An over-technical interpretation of the law" leaves the late Glenn Ford's family with no remuneration for the life he spent behind bars.
Innocent Man Spent 30 Years in Prison, Died a Year After His Release. Now the State Might Finally Pay
Louisiana denied modest financial compensation to Glenn Ford because he couldn't prove his "factual innocence."