Study Finds Most Ohio Death-Row Inmates Are Impaired

A new report finds that most, if not all, of the 26 Ohio prisoners scheduled to be executed over the next three years have significant impairments that limit their legal culpability and may preclude them from execution under the Eighth Amendment.

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Ark. Death-Row Inmates Race to Delay Executions

Lawyers for seven Arkansas inmates set to be executed by lethal injection next week argued in federal court that the state’s hurried schedule and execution protocol amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, in a bid to halt what they call “mass executions.”

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Rejected Bid for Firing Squad Triggers Dissent

Chiding their colleagues for turning down a death-row inmate’s bid to face an Alabama firing squad, two Supreme Court justices said Tuesday’s “decision permits states to immunize their methods of execution — no matter how cruel or how unusual — from judicial review.”

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