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  • Prison numbers still paint a dismal picture

    Statistics are a frightful bore, unless they are disturbing enough to have an obvious impact on one's financial well-being. The U.S. Department of Justice disseminated a big batch of numbers on Thursday, suggesting that things are getting better when it...
  • Taxpayers' Costs Top $3.5 Million For Death Row Inmates' Lawsuit

    The cost to taxpayers of a long-running racial-bias lawsuit by death-row inmates has topped $3.5 million, with more possible before an expected judge's ruling within a few months — and then a possible appeal by whoever loses. News coverage of the...
  • A woman living on death row

    "The Execution of Noa P. Singleton" by Elizabeth L. Silver, Crown, 320 pages, $24. Noa P. Singleton is on death row in the State Correctional Institution at Muncy, Pa. for the murder of Sarah Dixon. Oliver Stanstead and Marlene Dixon visit the prison....
  • How can state leaders still cling to death penalty?

    The death penalty in the hands of politicians: Few things seem as twisted and as troubling as the matter of state-sponsored executions authorized by men and women with large nameplates pinned to their lapels. While in the ideal they might be devoted to...
  • Sham Death Penalty Is A Costly Luxury For State

    Three years after his heinous crime, Steven Hayes received the death penalty sentence. At age 47, the murderer has decades of appeals before him and little chance of ever seeing the inside of an execution chamber — unless he sues the state for...
  • The Sooner Hayes Is Executed, The Better

    The killer shall be killed — so said the jury in the Cheshire home invasion murder case. Steven Hayes, one of the two men accused of entering the home of the William Petit Jr. family on that July night in 2007, will join 10 other men on...
  • Now's Time For Real Debate On Death Penalty

    It didn't take long before someone brought up Dr. William Petit Jr. at a press conference calling for the abolition of the death penalty. It was inevitable. Even while families of murder victims spoke passionately about why they were against capital...
  • Death Penalty Debate: Too Many Things Can Go Wrong

    If we get anything out of this latest death penalty debate, maybe it will be some honesty. I'll start. I don't like state government killing people, because government will inevitably mess it up. I won't tell you that I think the death penalty is...
  • Casey Anthony case, others show Florida's death-penalty system is broken

    Casey Anthony case, others show Florida's death-penalty system is broken
    Support of the death penalty is almost a prerequisite to holding statewide office in Florida. Kill more. Kill them faster. But this political agenda is clashing ever more often with the constitutional requirement of due process. And so we are...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Donald Heller, death-penalty advocate no more

    Patt Morrison Asks: Donald Heller, death-penalty advocate no more
    'Remanded" -- taken into custody. In his career as a New York prosecutor and a federal prosecutor in California, Donald Heller has asked the court to remand guilty defendants countless times. He helped put away Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, who tried to...
  • Here's why Casey Anthony does not deserve death penalty

    Here's why Casey Anthony does not deserve death penalty
    I am beginning to wonder if Casey Anthony and José Baez could pull off the impossible. Not exoneration from the jury but a death sentence from the judge. As satisfying as that may be to the multitudes who have posted comments on our coverage of this...