- Obama still pondering death penalty's role in justice system Updated: Nov-27-15 3:46 am
WASHINGTON - Even as President Barack Obama tries to make a hard case for overhauling sentences, rehabilitating prisoners and confronting racial bias in policing, he has been less clear about the death penalty.
- Man convicted of rape, murder in Alabama set to be executed Updated: Nov-23-15 8:33 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Supreme Court on Monday set a Jan. 21 execution date for a man convicted of raping and murdering a woman more than 20 years ago.
- Execution date set for Georgia man convicted in 1992 slaying Updated: Nov-23-15 2:45 pm
ATLANTA - A Georgia death row inmate convicted of stealing checks from and then killing a friend of his mother is set to be put to death next month.
- Family says Pakistan to execute paraplegic man within days Updated: Nov-21-15 8:33 am
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's only paraplegic death-row inmate will be executed in the coming days at a high-security prison in the industrial city of Faisalabad, his mother and an international rights group said Saturday.
- Georgia executes man convicted in 1994 slaying Updated: Nov-19-15 11:26 pm
JACKSON, Georgia - A man convicted of killing a woman he met at a Georgia nightclub was put to death Thursday after losing a last-minute round of appeals.
- The Latest: Georgia man declines prayer before execution Updated: Nov-19-15 10:46 pm
JACKSON, Georgia - The latest on Thursday's execution of Georgia inmate Marcus Ray Johnson (all times local):
- Texas man executed for setting fire that killed 3 children Updated: Nov-18-15 9:57 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A Texas inmate was executed Wednesday for setting a fire that killed his 18-month-old daughter and her two young half-sisters at an East Texas home 15 years ago.
- Latest: Texas man executed for fire that killed 3 children Updated: Nov-18-15 9:39 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - The latest on the Wednesday execution of Texas inmate Raphael Holiday (all times local):
- Lawmakers consider reform as state prison populations grow Updated: Nov-09-15 11:03 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - Officials at the Wyoming Department of Corrections are warning that as more people are sentenced to state prisons, spare beds are becoming scarce.
- Missouri executions expected to slow Updated: Nov-08-15 12:15 pm
ST. LOUIS - Eighteen convicted killers have been executed in Missouri in the last two years, a pace that is expected to slow significantly with death sentences on the decline and many of the 28 remaining death row inmates still filing appeals.
- Indiana program to get offenders treatment, not prison cell Updated: Nov-08-15 10:33 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's first statewide program that pays for addiction and mental health treatment for convicted felons sent to community corrections instead of jail or prison is now underway in a push that's targeting uninsured offenders.
- Board endorses prisons boss despite problematic executions Updated: Nov-07-15 11:43 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - The head of Oklahoma's prison system, whose tenure has been marred by problems with three scheduled lethal injections and now a grand jury inquiry into those complications, received a vote of confidence this week from the agency's governing board.
- Nebraska corrections leader criticized over execution drugs Updated: Nov-05-15 10:47 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska's corrections director faced blistering criticism Thursday for spending more than $54,000 on foreign-made lethal injection drugs the state hasn't received because the federal government says their import is illegal.
- Jury: Death penalty for man guilty in Vegas Strip fireball Updated: Nov-04-15 10:08 pm
LAS VEGAS - A jury decided Wednesday that a 29-year-old self-styled pimp should be sentenced to death for killing three people by opening fire into a moving vehicle after a dispute at a hip-hop event in a posh Las Vegas Strip resort.
- Missouri execution canceled pending appeals court review Updated: Nov-04-15 6:10 pm
ST. LOUIS - Missouri suspended the execution Wednesday of a man convicted of killing three convenience store workers in 1994, saying courts didn't have time to quickly resolve questions raised in a last-minute ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Texas court: Death row inmate can testify against himself Updated: Nov-04-15 1:27 pm
HOUSTON - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled prosecutors can call a death row inmate to testify at a hearing despite 5th Amendment protections that allow defendants to refuse to testify against themselves.
- The Latest: Missouri execution called off amid court review Updated: Nov-04-15 12:24 pm
ST. LOUIS - The latest on the last-minute decision to delay the execution of a Missouri inmate with a brain tumor (all times local):
- Arizona says it has necessary drugs to carry out executions Updated: Nov-03-15 7:27 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - The state of Arizona says it has a three-drug combination available to use in executions once they resume.
- Judge seals records of Ohio death row execution volunteer Updated: Nov-03-15 3:31 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A judge has agreed to seal records related to an Ohio death row inmate's request to drop his appeals and be executed.
- Execution date set for Georgia man accused of killing woman Updated: Nov-02-15 5:48 pm
ATLANTA - An execution date has been set for a Georgia man convicted of killing a woman he met in an Albany nightclub, Attorney General Sam Olens said in a news release Monday.
- Nebraska tried buying drug for executions from domestic firm Updated: Nov-02-15 5:39 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska prison officials unsuccessfully tried to buy a key lethal injection drug from a Mississippi-based pharmaceutical company after spending months trying to import tens of thousands of dollars in execution drugs from India, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
- Clemency deadlines on hold for 4 Arkansas death row inmates Updated: Nov-02-15 5:00 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Parole Board has notified the attorneys for four Arkansas death row inmates that approaching deadlines to apply for executive clemency have been suspended.
- Supreme Court turns down Dallas-area man on death row Updated: Nov-02-15 10:19 am
HOUSTON - The U.S. Supreme court has refused an appeal from a 42-year-old man sent to death row for the slayings of two Dallas-area sandwich shop workers during robbery 13 years ago.
- Judge denies appeal from Utah inmate facing firing squad Updated: Oct-30-15 7:17 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A judge denied an appeal Friday from a Utah death row inmate who argued that his sentence of death by firing squad is cruel and unusual punishment.
- The Latest: Condemned Florida convict had no final statement Updated: Oct-30-15 2:30 am
STARKE, Florida - The latest on Florida's execution of Jerry Correll, a man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-wife, young daughter and two in-laws (all times local):