December 27, 2011 -
On September 21, 2011, Troy Davis was executed in Georgia by lethal injection, capping a 20-year legal battle. In our countdown of Facing South's top stories of 2011, we look at the case that galvanized a national movement and forced questions about race, the death penalty and criminal justice into the national debate.
September 22, 2011 -
The Troy Davis case has thrust the death penalty into the national debate. But the media and lawmakers may be overlooking the two biggest factors driving executions: region and race.
September 19, 2011 -
By Kung Li Today, Monday September 19, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles meets to decide whether Troy Davis will live or die.
April 24, 2008 -
It appears either Georgia or Mississippi will be the first state to carry out the death penalty after last week's Supreme Court decision: Georgia first execution in nearly a year set for May 6
April 17, 2008 -
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday that two Kentucky death row inmates had not proven their case that executions by lethal injection posed an unacceptable risk of excruciating pain for the condemned.
November 20, 2007 -
The U.S. Supreme Court is halting executions by lethal injection until deciding whether the practice is cruel and unusual punishment prohibited by the 8th Amendment. Executions in Kentucky, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas are effectively on hold until a Kentucky case is decided.
October 5, 2007 -
A new Amnesty International report on death by lethal injection urges doctors and nurses not to participate in state-ordered executions in breach of their ethical oath to do no harm. It also examines the legal and ethical implications of lethal injection.