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Current Press Releases:


01/08/2021: Death Penalty Action Delivers Over 500,000+ Signatures

01/03/2021: Regarding Actions and Protests to Scheduled Federal Executions

12/23/2020: Groups Petition Acting U.S. Attorney General Rosen to Rescind Execution Warrants (PDF)

12/18/2020: Second Positive Covid-19 Case of Federal Prisoners with Pending Execution Dates (PDF)

12/04/2020: Virtual Human Rights Conference Focuses on Trump’s Federal Execution Spree

11/24/2020: Execution by Firing Squad “Just Ridiculous” (PDF)

11/19/2020: Orlando Hall federal execution protests - "Death Penalty Abolitionists Stream Live Protests Nationwide" (PDF)

Recent articles on the federal executions by The Intercept:

12/5/2020: Trump Prepares to Kill Brandon Bernard Even as Jurors Say His Life Should Be Spared

11/18/2020: Trump Presses Forward With Execution of Man Convicted by All-White Jury

10/17/2020: The Hidden Cruelty of Trump’s Executions

9/20/2020: Trump Prepares to Execute Christopher Vialva for a Crime He Committed as a Teenager

9/9/2020: Trump’s Execution Spree Continues at Federal Killing Ground in Indiana

8/2/2020: Blood in the Water: Disregarding the Virus and Victims' Families, Trump Rushes to Execute as Many People as Possible

Other articles on the federal executions:

Indiana Public Radio: Anti-Death Penalty Group Petitions Attorney General To Halt Federal Executions At Terre Haute (12/24/2020)

Newsweek: Brandon Bernard Execution Protesters to Tape off DOJ Offices As Crime Scene (12/10/2020)

Newsweek: Trump Has Made Firing Squad, Poison Gas Executions Possible—But Will They Actually Happen? (12/7/2020)

Associated Press: Trump ratchets up pace of executions before Biden inaugural (12/7/2020)

Newsweek: Thousands Call on Trump to Cancel Remaining Scheduled Federal Executions (11/18/2020)

Washington Post: Justice Department schedules three more federal executions (11/20/2020)

Reuters: U.S. sets September execution dates for two federal inmates

News and Tribune: The Indiana State Police agrees not to block execution protesters: Death Penalty Action calls for congressional investigation into recent executions, Trump Administration’s politicization of death penalty

Tribune Star: Anti-death penalty group: Email proves executions a 'political stunt'

Tribune Star: Flashpoint: Trump is playing politics with the death penalty

Arkansas Coverage in 2017:

4/26/2017: How a Daughter’s Search for Her Biological Father Led Her to an Execution in Arkansas (The Intercept)

4/22/2017: Exonerated Death Row Inmates Documentary Shown in Northwest Arkansas