Criminal punishment

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Alva Campbell, convicted of fatally shooting Charles Dials of Columbus, Ohio, during a carjacking after Campbell escaped from police custody during a 1997 court appearance in Columbus, Ohio. In a January 2018 court filing, Campbell's attorneys once again recommended a firing squad as an alternative to lethal injection, after the state couldn't find a usable vein during an attempt to execute Campbell on Nov. 15, 2017, that was stopped after 25 minutes of unsuccessful needle sticks. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP, File)
January 21, 2018 - 9:40 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for a condemned killer whose execution was stopped last year after 25 minutes of unsuccessful needle sticks are once again recommending the firing squad as an alternative. The execution could also proceed if the state adopts a closely regulated lethal injection...
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January 19, 2018 - 5:53 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man convicted of raping and beating a woman to death in Florida has been scheduled to die. Gov. Rick Scott signed a death warrant Friday for 46-year-old Eric Scott Branch. The execution is set for Feb. 22. Authorities say Branch attacked Susan Morris in January 1993 as...
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January 18, 2018 - 6:27 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three executions are scheduled this year in Tennessee, which would mark the first time the state puts someone to death since 2009, a prisons official confirmed Thursday. Department of Correction spokeswoman Neysa Taylor said James Hawkins, Billy Ray Irick and Sedrick Clayton...
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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle watch a dance performance by Jukebox Collectivef Cardiff Castle in Cardiff, Wales, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. During their tour, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle will hear performances from musicians and poets, meet sportsmen and women, and see how organisations are working to promote Welsh language and cultural identity. (Ben Birchall/Pool Photo via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 6:04 pm
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January 18, 2018 - 2:34 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop who has led prayers at Arkansas anti-abortion rallies says he will not take part this year because its featured speaker is a public official who actively pushed for the state's aggressive execution schedule last year. Bishop Anthony Taylor wrote an...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Anthony Allen Shore. Shore, a Houston-area sex offender who was convicted of killing a young woman and confessed to three more strangling deaths, is set for lethal injection in Texas on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in what would be the first U.S. execution of 2018. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP, File)
January 17, 2018 - 7:41 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area sex offender who was convicted of killing a young woman and confessed to three more strangling deaths is set for lethal injection in Texas Thursday in what would be the first U.S. execution of 2018. The Harris County District Attorney's office dubbed Anthony...
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The Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. The Supreme Court is giving a Georgia death row inmate who came within minutes of being executed another chance to raise claims of racial bias on his jury. The justices voted 6-3 Monday to order the federal appeals court in Atlanta to take up the case of inmate Keith Leroy Tharpe. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 08, 2018 - 11:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a Georgia death row inmate who came within minutes of being executed another chance to raise claims of racial bias on his jury. The justices voted 6-3 Monday to order the federal appeals court in Atlanta to take up the case of inmate Keith Leroy Tharpe...
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This undated photo provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows Deon "Strawberry" Hampton, a transgender Chicago woman serving a 10-year sentence for burglary. Hampton is seeking a transfer from a male to a female prison where she says she'll be less vulnerable to abuse. A federal judge will hear testimony Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, on Hampton's transfer request. (Illinois Department of Corrections via AP)
January 05, 2018 - 5:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A 26-year-old transgender woman serving a 10-year sentence in Illinois for burglary is seeking a rarely granted transfer to a female prison where she says she'll be less vulnerable to the kinds of sexual assault, taunting and beatings she's been subjected to in male prisons. Deon "...
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January 02, 2018 - 12:16 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Tuesday executed four alleged Islamic militants following their conviction by a military tribunal in the killing of three military academy students in a 2015 bomb attack. Authorities also renewed a nationwide state of emergency first imposed after deadly bombings targeted two...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2017, file photo, protesters hold up signs outside a courthouse where a federal judge was to hear arguments in the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities in San Francisco. California state lawmakers passed and Gov. Jerry Brown signed nearly 900 new laws in 2017, most of which take effect Jan. 1, 2018. Among them is one making California a sanctuary state in response to the Trump administration's immigration crackdown. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
December 30, 2017 - 11:47 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state lawmakers in 2017 passed nearly 900 bills that Gov. Jerry Brown then signed into law. Most of them take effect Monday. The new laws cover topics ranging from the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, to the state's new recreational cannabis market...
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