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The state joins Mississippi and Oklahoma as the only others allowing the nitrogen method for execution, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. The method has never been used by any state to execute an inmate, however, and remains untested. ACLU of Alabama Executive Director Randall ...
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Texas death row inmate Wednesday, ordering a federal appellate court to reconsider providing funding for him to ... The 5th Circuit, which covers Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi and politically leans heavily to the right, requires that poor inmates facing the death ...

JACKSON, Miss. — The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated the death sentence of Mississippi's only female death row inmate. The ruling Tuesday came almost three years after a federal court ruling granted Lisa Jo Chamberlin, 45, a new trial in a double homicide in Hattiesburg, Miss., about 85 ...
The 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has reinstated the death sentence of Mississippi's only female death row inmate, who along her boyfriend was convicted in the 2014 murder and dismemberment of a couple in Hattiesburg, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger reported. The reinstatement of Lisa Jo Chamberlin's ...
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated the death sentence of Mississippi's only female death row inmate. The ruling Tuesday came almost three years after a federal court ruling granted Lisa Jo Chamberlin, 45, a new trial in a double homicide in Hattiesburg, Miss., about 85 miles southeast of ...
Lisa Jo Chamberlin is headed back to death row for a murder she committed in 2004. Source: MS Department of Corrections. JACKSON, Miss (AP) -. A federal appeals court is sending a Mississippi woman back to death row after reinstating a murder conviction previously overturned by federal judges.

A bill to allow death row inmates to be executed by nitrogen gas passed the Alabama House on Wednesday. "It's about options. It's not a ... Pittman said two states - Mississippi and Oklahoma - allow for death by nitrogen hypoxia but the method has yet to be used in an execution. The state Senate ...
Jeffrey Havard's story began the evening of February 21, 2002, when the Mississippi man was keeping an eye on Chloe, the 6-month-old daughter of his girlfriend, Rebecca Britt. According to Havard, Chloe had spit up on her clothes and bedding, so he gave the girl a bath. As he pulled her up out of the tub ...
Flowers was convicted and sentenced to death during his sixth trial, in 2010. The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld that conviction in 2014. Then, in 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court told state justices to review whether there was discrimination in how some black people were excluded as potential jurors.
Attorneys for the Innocence Project, based in New York, began looking into Brooks' case as they were challenging the conviction of Kennedy Brewer in a similar killing of another young girl in the same small community in Noxubee County, Mississippi. Because Brewer was on death row, he was entitled to ...
Attorneys for the Innocence Project, based in New York, began looking into Brooks' case as they were challenging the conviction of Kennedy Brewer in a similar killing of another young girl in the same small community in Noxubee County, Mississippi. Because Brewer was on death row, he was entitled to ...
The US Supreme Court handed down decisions on several civil rights cases on Monday, including allowing a death row inmate in Georgia another chance ... The Supreme Court turned away a challenge to a Mississippi law that would allow businesses and government employees to refuse service to LGBT ...
The Supreme Court sent the case of a black death row inmate who was convicted, in part, by a juror who used a racial slur to describe him, back to the ... In additional news from the court Monday, the justices allowed a ruling by a federal appeals court on a Mississippi religious freedom law to remain in ...
In additional news from the court Monday, the justices allowed a ruling by a federal appeals court on a Mississippi religious freedom law to remain in place, after the appeals court judged that those who brought suit did not prove they were harmed by the law. Future challenges to the law, which would allow ...
The lack of drugs will keep people on death row longer, and leave states looking for alternatives. ... In 2017, Oklahoma and Mississippi both authorized the use of “nitrogen hypoxia” as a backup execution method, in case either state is barred from administering lethal injections, according to the Death ...
The lack of drugs will keep people on death row longer, and leave states looking for alternatives. ... In 2017, Oklahoma and Mississippi both authorized the use of “nitrogen hypoxia” as a backup execution method, in case either state is barred from administering lethal injections, according to the Death ...
Homemade weapons are among the items regularly confiscated by guards in Mississippi's prisons. These were ... The last shakedown of the year happened Thursday at Parchman's Unit 29, the prison's largest unit with 1,418 inmates, including those on death row and with behavioral problems. Staff from ...

Last week, only a few hours after the stunning electoral victory of a Democratic candidate in the Alabama senatorial race, the justices of the Alabama Supreme Court signed a death warrant in the case of a 60-year-old man who has been languishing on death row for 30 years and fighting cranial cancer ...
ST. LOUIS — After maintaining his innocence for more than a quarter of a century, Reginald Clemons admitted Monday that he took part in the rape and killing of two sisters who were pushed from an abandoned St. Louis bridge into the Mississippi River. Clemons spent 22 years on death row before the ...
Mississippi Man Back on Death Row, Mental Evaluation Ordered. The Mississippi Supreme Court is reinstating the death sentence for an inmate convicted of killing a prison guard. Dec. 14, 2017, at 6:22 p.m.. Mississippi Man Back on Death Row, Mental Evaluation Ordered ...
Four people on death row were exonerated this year, the DPIC report notes. Those cases "highlighted systemic ... 'I'll admit, it's more and more difficult to carry out the sentence of the death penalty,' says Republican Andy Gipson, chairman of the Mississippi House Judiciary B Committee. Mississippi hasn't ...
The Mississippi Supreme Court has reversed a judge's decision permanently removing from death row an inmate who came within an hour of being executed in 1997. In 2015, Circuit Judge Betty Sanders ruled death row inmate Willie C. Russell was mentally disabled, therefore permanently removing him ...
Now two states want to use the drug's powerful properties for a new purpose: to execute prisoners on death row. As Nevada and Nebraska push for the ... Mississippi legalized nitrogen gas this spring as a backup method - something no state or country has tried. Officials have yet to say whether it would be ...
Madison was no stranger to life behind bars before coming to Alabama's death row in 1985. He had previously been charged with robbery and assault, and spent 14 years incarcerated in Misssissippi. During his time in prison in Mississippi, Madison received “psychiatric assistance” more than 30 times.
An Ohio death row inmate whose execution was halted after officials struggled for 25 minutes to find a vein to shoot lethal injection drugs into must be given the option to die by firing squad, his lawyers said in a court filing. The state is planning the second attempt to execute Alva Campbell, 69, in June 2019.
Earlier this year, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said he would ... It has been five years since Mississippi executed a death row inmate.
Last month, the Mississippi Supreme Court ordered a new trial for a former death row inmate convicted in part because of West's testimony and ...
More: Death row inmate's triple killing conviction overturned ... The child was transferred to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in ...
Lawyers for the state of Mississippi argue that disclosing information ... They clashed Wednesday in federal court with lawyers for death row ...
In 1990, Sabrina Butler Smith, a teen mother from Mississippi, was ... is one of only two women in the United States exonerated from death row.
Madison, the justices ruled “that an Alabama prisoner on death row for ... the Mississippi state flag this month,” when they consider whether to ...
(WTVA) -- The Mississippi Court of Appeals has confirmed again the ... Curtis Giovanni Flowers, 47, is on death row for the 1996 killings of four ...
A Supreme Court argument about making sure that death row ... which oversees cases from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, says there must ...
DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. – The conviction of a man on death row was overturned by the Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday. Sherwood ...
View through prison bars of dormitory bunks at Mississippi State ... Only about 2,800 U.S. prisoners are on death row today, and only 31 were ...
In the past several years, courts in Arizona, Mississippi, and Wisconsin ... on death row to 88 degrees; at times, the heat index had reached 109.
... she entered the Mississippi prison where she would await her sentence, ... As part of the tour, Butler-Smith and another death-row exoneree, ...
Death row exoneree Sabrina Butler-Smith joins fellow exoneree Randal Padgett, ... Butler-Smith was accused of killing her son in Mississippi.
The post conviction relief hearing for a Lowndes County death row inmate ... attorneys argued in briefs filed with the Mississippi Supreme Court, ...
Richard Gerald Jordan, who is the longest-standing person on death row in Mississippi, has filed fresh challenges to the state's death penalty.
The fate of Mississippi's only female death row inmate, Lisa Jo Chamberlin, is in limbo two years after a federal court granted her a new trial in a ...
It's been five years since Mississippi executed a death row inmate. In an exclusive interview with 16 WAPT News, Attorney General Jim Hood ...
Students from the MacArthur Justice Center revisited Mississippi State Penitentiary, or Parchman Farm, this month as a part of their two-year ...
... police officers gunned down in Mississippi by two deranged animals. ... There are 61 people on federal death row, accounting for a fraction of ...
Bobby Moore, a man who has been on death row since 1980, will have his ... to how Louisiana and Mississippi determine intellectual disability.
The Mississippi Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision has once again upheld the ... More: Death row inmate Curtis Flowers could get new trial.
... in a Mississippi state prison, part of the time in a cell on death row. ... historically black college in Mississippi, when she joined in sit-ins at the ...
In 1964 he traveled twice to Mississippi to take part in a campaign ... all 14 of the Arizona inmates on death row at the time, his wife said.
He later served as a warden at Parchman, the Central Mississippi ... location for male maximum-security and death-row inmates in Mississippi.
... to sentence Clark to life in prison rather than send him to death row. ... The prosecutors want the jury to consider Clark's 1988 Mississippi ...


 

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