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Current Press Releases:

05/18/2021: Texas May Resume Executions After Longest Hiatus in 40 Years

05/07/2021: Federal Death Penalty Prohibition Act of 2021 Becomes Bi-Partisan

02/26/2021: Death Penalty Action Announces Second Phase of 100 Day Push to Abolish Federal Death Penalty

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)


Articles on the federal executions by The Intercept, written by Liliana Segura, can be found here.


Other articles on the federal executions:

Washington Post: Biden's silence on executions adds to death penalty disarray (6/18/21)

Associated Press: 2 South Carolina executions halted until firing squad formed (6/16/21)

Mother Jones: Trump Went on an Execution Spree. Biden Can Make Sure That Doesn’t Happen Again (6/11/21)

Indiana Public Media: Michigan GOP Congressman Backs Bill To Prohibit Federal Death Penalty (5/7/2021)

Newsweek: Joe Biden, Who Vowed to Abolish Executions, Urged to Commute Death Row Sentences (3/4/21)

Newsweek: Donald Trump Executioners May Have Misled Courts, Sparking Calls for Investigation (2/23/2021)

Associated Press: Big challenge: Biden is pressed to end federal death penalty (2/7/2021)

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


Misc. News:

Moment Magazine: Cantor Leads Jewish Movement to Abolish Death Penalty (7/6/21)


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