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A Welcome Respite

Periods of active state execution are always traumatic for death row inmates: it is torturous watching people that you know being taken away to be killed. It is very good news for Willie Manning and his fellow inmates, then, that … Continue reading

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What we are doing is wrong

Of all the execution methods being considered in the Mississippi senate last week, it was the firing squad that was rejected; nitrogen hypoxia and electrocution are still being considered.  Discounting the firing squad is understandable, as Radley Balko explains: “We recoil … Continue reading

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A Good Start to 2017

On death row any good news can raise the spirits. As 2017 begins, Willie Manning must be happy to know that a fellow inmate, Charles Crawford, has been allowed to challenge Mississippi’s plan to use compounded drugs, specifically midazolam, for … Continue reading

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Legal Challenges to Mississippi Executions

Lawsuits about the sedative used in Mississippi’s execution protocol are, thankfully, preventing the state from resuming executions.  Jim Craig, of the MacArthur Justice Center, represents three death row inmates who are challenging the use of midazolam as a sedative. They … Continue reading

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Midazolam: an Unsuitable Drug

While DNA testing and fingerprint comparison continue in Willie Manning’s case, other claims relevant to him are before the Mississippi Supreme Court. Two other death row inmates, Richard Jordan and Gerald Loden, continue to challenge attempts by the Mississippi Department … Continue reading

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Three Setbacks and a Death

US Supreme Court Justice Scalia, who died last week at a luxury ranch in Texas, would have welcomed three recent setbacks for death penalty opponents in the administration of the death penalty in Mississippi. Last year, Justice Scalia joined the … Continue reading

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DNA Testing and Other News

DNA Testing Delayed DNA testing for Willie Manning has been delayed because the Cellmark lab in Dallas, Texas, has been taken over by a lab in Virginia. The Virginia lab will complete the testing. Ruling on execution drugs expected soon … Continue reading

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Mississippi Executions Stopped Temporarily

Richard Jordan, a Vietnam veteran whose mental state deteriorated following his military service, was spared execution in Mississippi last week following a federal judge’s order. The Attorney General’s office had requested an execution for Jordan on Thursday August 27, but the Mississippi Supreme … Continue reading

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A Bitter Blow

The Glossip v. Gross ruling is a bitter blow for death penalty opponents. A deeply divided and acrimonious US Supreme Court ruled 5:4 last week that: “Because the death penalty is constitutional there must be a constitutional way of carrying it out.” … Continue reading

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Ripples from Oklahoma

The news from Oklahoma is encouraging: the US Supreme Court has allowed the appeals of three death row inmates regarding the legality of the drug, midazolam, as a sedative in state executions. The decision could impact all death penalty states. … Continue reading

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