The Longform Guide to the Death Penalty
Compiled by Elon Green.
The Texas Clemency Memos
As Texas governor and attorney general, respectively, George W. Bush and Alberto Gonzales should have given each capital case careful consideration. The evidence suggests they did not.
Trial By Fire
Cameron Todd Willingham was convicted and sentenced to die for killing his two children, a crime he almost certainly did not commit.
In the Face of Death
What it’s like to serve on a jury in a capital case.
On the Row
On an convict too young to vote but old enough to be strapped to a chair.
On the Death Sentence
John Paul Stevens, the former Supreme Court Justice, reviews David Garland’s Peculiar Institution: America’s Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition and explains why he did a 180 on the death penalty
On the hanging of James Murphy, murderer.