Former Virginia death row inmate granted parole
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Former Virginia death row inmate granted parole

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia death row inmate who came within two days of being executed before his sentence was commuted decades ago amid questions about his guilt was granted parole. The Virginia State Parole Board on Monday approved Joseph Giarratano’s release, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported . Giarratano, now 60, was convicted of … Continue reading

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Pakistan among world’s top executioners after terror attack
Asia / International News / Politics

Pakistan among world’s top executioners after terror attack

  ISLAMABAD (AP) — For years, Pakistan did not put prisoners to death. Then a Taliban attack butchered 150 people, most of them children, and the country resumed carrying out the death penalty and quickly turned into one of the world’s most avid executioners. But instead of killing militants, the campaign is largely executing common … Continue reading

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Texas prison agency replenishes execution drug supply

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas prison officials have acquired a small supply of pentobarbital to replenish their dwindling inventory of the execution drug so lethal injections set for next month in the nation’s most active death penalty state can be carried out, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said Wednesday, March 25. Four prisoners already have … Continue reading