Actress and anti-death penalty activist Susan Sarandon is trying to stop Oklahoma from executing a convicted murderer she believes is innocent.
A Texas judge on Tuesday halted the execution of an inmate convicted of stabbing a corrections officer to death more than 15 years ago.
Attorneys for a man convicted of stabbing a Texas corrections officer to death over a disagreement about a peanut butter sandwich are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block his execution.
South Texas authorities say a Juvenile Probation Detention Center employee has been arrested following accusations he sexually assaulted a teenage inmate.
A 27-year-old inmate in an East Texas jail has died after being found unresponsive in his cell.
HOUSTON (AP) — Attorneys for a Texas death row inmate scheduled for execution this week contend in a federal lawsuit the sedative intended for his lethal injection is expired and its use could cause him “torturous” […]
The head of Oklahoma’s Department of Corrections said in a letter to the governor Thursday that the state must change its execution procedures to allow for more oversight after an inmate suffered an agonizing death this week as the state tried to execute him.
Houston police say DNA evidence has implicated a prison inmate in multiple sexual assaults since 1992.
The execution of a Texas inmate is back on schedule now that a federal appeals court has ruled the state doesn’t have to reveal where it gets its lethal injection drug.
A Harris County man on Texas death row for 20 years has won a federal court appeal that allows him to pursue claims he’s mentally impaired and ineligible for the death penalty.