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In Brief: June 2017

In Alabama, Robert Melson, who was sentenced to death in 1994 for killing three people, was executed last night, the state’s second execution in two

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Voices: John Bessler

“For justification of any punishment go back to the Enlightenment,” University of Baltimore Law Professor John Bessler says. “Philosophers such as Montesquieu and Cesare Beccaria

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In brief: August 2023

In Alabama last week, where corrections officials botched three executions in a row last year because of the execution team’s inability to insert IV lines

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Aba Gayle

Aba Gayle, who became a passionate opponent of the death penalty after her 19-year-old daughter, Catherine Blount, was murdered, died in Silverton, Oregon, in late

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