BREAKING NEWS: (8/21). California's Attorney General announced the state will appeal a federal court ruling holding the state's death penalty unconstitutional. (L.A. Times, Aug. 21, 2014).
DPIC Executive Director Richard Dieter recently appeared on "D.C. Breakdown," (watch video) where he discussed the federal ruling holding California's death penalty unconstitutional. See more about the opinion. ("D.C. Breakdown," July 21, 2014).
NEWS: (8/1). Arizona revealed it took 15 doses of its execution drug to cause the death of Joseph Wood. Earlier: (7/23). Another Botched Execution: The execution of Joseph Wood in Arizona took 2 hours, during which the inmate was gasping and moving. Arizona injected him with midazolam, a drug also used in botched executions in Oklahoma and Ohio earlier this year. Both states initiated reviews of their lethal injection process and have not carried out an execution since then. See Lethal Injection.
DPIC Podcast Series: Listen to or download DPIC's podcast series on different aspects of the death penalty.
DPIC is also starting a series of podcasts on the history of the death penalty in each individual state.
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