Death Penalty

Missouri Sets First Execution of 2021

July 6, 2021

The Missouri Supreme Court has set an execution date of October 5, 2021, for Ernest Lee Johnson. Johnson was convicted of killing three people...Read more

Virginia General Assembly Votes to Abolish the Death Penalty

February 15, 2021
This week, the Virginia General Assembly passed HB 2263, which abolishes the death penalty. Virginia is the first southern state and 23rd state in...Read more

Federal Government Executes First Woman Since 1953

January 22, 2021
The federal government executed Lisa Montgomery after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a last-minute appeal from her attorney who argued she should be given...Read more
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