Criminal punishment

Nevada death row inmate Scott Dozier appears in a Las Vegas court via video on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, days before his scheduled execution. From the state prison in Ely, where he is scheduled to be executed on Tuesday, Dozier, 46, told Clark County District Court Judge Jennifer Togliatti one last time that he wants his death sentence carried out. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
November 17, 2017 - 8:16 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — For Nevada's first execution in more than a decade, state officials are turning to a never-before-tried combination of drugs, including a powerful painkiller that is fueling much of the nation's opioid epidemic and a paralyzing drug that could mask any signs of trouble. If the...
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November 17, 2017 - 7:12 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on a pharmaceutical company's demand that states not use drugs it made for lethal injection executions (all times local): 5:30 p.m. An official says Nevada doesn't plan to return one of the drugs obtained for use in an upcoming execution, despite a demand by...
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November 17, 2017 - 4:55 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has scheduled its first execution in more than six years. The State Department of Corrections said Friday it had received an order from the state Supreme Court setting a Dec. 1 execution date for 52-year-old Bobby Wayne Stone. Stone has been on South Carolina's...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Alva Campbell. The Ohio Parole Board on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, rejected a request for mercy from Campbell, a condemned inmate who argues he had such a bad childhood and is in such poor health that he should be spared from execution next month. The board's 11-1 decision came in the case of Campbell, set to die by lethal injection on Nov. 15 for killing a teen during a 1997 carjacking. The slaying came five years after he was paroled on a different murder charge. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 5:10 pm
LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio called off the execution of an ailing 69-year-old killer Wednesday after the executioners couldn't find a vein to insert the IV that delivers the lethal drugs. It was only the third time in modern U.S. history that an execution attempt was halted after the process had...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Alva Campbell. The Ohio Parole Board on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, rejected a request for mercy from Campbell, a condemned inmate who argues he had such a bad childhood and is in such poor health that he should be spared from execution next month. The board's 11-1 decision came in the case of Campbell, set to die by lethal injection on Nov. 15 for killing a teen during a 1997 carjacking. The slaying came five years after he was paroled on a different murder charge. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 9:25 am
LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the execution of Ohio inmate Alva Campbell (all times local): 9:20 a.m. A prisons spokeswoman says a condemned Ohio inmate with multiple health problems will be brought into the state death chamber in a wheelchair. Attorneys for prisoner Alva Campbell say he...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Alva Campbell. The Ohio Parole Board on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, rejected a request for mercy from Campbell, a condemned inmate who argues he had such a bad childhood and is in such poor health that he should be spared from execution next month. The board's 11-1 decision came in the case of Campbell, set to die by lethal injection on Nov. 15 for killing a teen during a 1997 carjacking. The slaying came five years after he was paroled on a different murder charge. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP)
November 14, 2017 - 5:25 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio prepared on Tuesday to execute a sick inmate who will be provided a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe as he's put to death this week. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to stop the execution of death row prisoner Alva Campbell, who appeared to be out of options. Last...
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November 14, 2017 - 4:13 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A drug wholesaler said Tuesday it's investigating whether a lethal injection drug Arkansas bought and had planned to use in a now-halted execution came from a pharmacy that it supplies, a sale that the company says would have violated its contract with the pharmacy...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, Nevada death row inmate Scott Dozier, right, confers with Lori Teicher, a federal public defender involved in his case, during an appearance in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. Nevada officials are pressing toward the state's first execution in 11 years, naming the state's top psychiatrist as interim replacement for the anesthesiologist who resigned last week after signing off on a lethal injection plan. Jordan Smith, of the state attorney general's office, told a judge Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Las Vegas that Dr. Leon Ravin has replaced Dr. John DiMuro as the state's top doctor. That makes Ravin the medical official with primary responsibility for next week's scheduled execution of twice-convicted murderer Dozier. (AP Photo/Ken Ritter, File)
November 09, 2017 - 8:00 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's first inmate execution in 11 years was postponed Thursday after a state court judge ordered a paralytic drug removed from a never-before-used lethal injection plan that also includes the first use by a state of the powerful opioid fentanyl. Prisons chief James Dzurenda...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, Nevada death row inmate Scott Dozier, right, confers with Lori Teicher, a federal public defender involved in his case, during an appearance in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. Nevada officials are pressing toward the state's first execution in 11 years, naming the state's top psychiatrist as interim replacement for the anesthesiologist who resigned last week after signing off on a lethal injection plan. Jordan Smith, of the state attorney general's office, told a judge Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Las Vegas that Dr. Leon Ravin has replaced Dr. John DiMuro as the state's top doctor. That makes Ravin the medical official with primary responsibility for next week's scheduled execution of twice-convicted murderer Dozier. (AP Photo/Ken Ritter, File)
November 09, 2017 - 6:28 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a plan for Nevada to use an untried three-drug combination to execute its first death-row inmate in 11 years (all times local): 3:10 p.m. State prisons officials are postponing Nevada's first inmate execution in 11 years after a state court judge ordered a paralytic...
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