Capital Punishment

US bishops welcome moratorium on federal executions

U.S. bishops welcome the government’s imposition of a federal executions ban and call for the abolition of the death penalty. By Devin Watkins The US Department of Justice on Thursday imposed a moratorium on federal executions, while a review of its policies and procedures is underway. Attorney General Merrick Garland …

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Execution in Texas without media was “inexcusable”

HOUSTON (AP) – Investigation found new staff and procedures along with insufficient oversight prevented journalists from witnessing the state’s first execution in nearly a year, officials said on Thursday . Two journalists, including one from the Associated Press, were to attend the May 19 execution by Quintin Jones at Huntsville …

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