Death Penalty

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Texas is about to execute Jeffery Wood for a murder he didn't commit. (Photo: Kurt and Sybilla/flickr/cc)
Texas—the state that leads the nation (pdf) in number of executions—is on the brink of killing Jeffery Wood. His execution is scheduled for Aug. 24, which is "just five days after his 43rd birthday, for a crime that everyone, including prosecutors, admits he did not commit,"Jordan Smith wrote at The Intercept. He's been on death row since 1998...
Nika Knight, staff writer
In a landmark decision (pdf), the Delaware Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Turkey has revoked licenses for thousands of educators in the government's...

Further

In the wake of Oklahoma's mangled killing of Clayton Lockett, John Oliver took on the death penalty on his show Last Week Tonight . Among the hard questions he asks: Should this be allowed in a civilized society, and why is a comedy show talking about this? "It costs up to 10 times more to give someone the death penalty than life in prison. So what we know now is the death penalty is expensive, potentially kills innocent people, and doesn't deter crime. And here is where it gets hard..."