Indiana moves to resume using capital punishment

Catholic activists criticized a recent announcement by Indiana's governor that his administration would seek to resume the use of the death penalty in the Hoosier state after obtaining the lethal drugs used to carry out executions.

Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy, executive director of the

Alabama carries out first known nitrogen gas execution

The state of Alabama carried out the first known execution by nitrogen gas Jan. 25 after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a final appeal by death-row inmate Kenneth Smith, whose death took 22 minutes according to witnesses.

Smith unsuccessfully appealed to the federal

Florida advocacy groups urge stay on Oct. 3 execution

At the beginning of the 10th month of 2023, Florida might execute its sixth death-row inmate of the year; a person whose lawyers and death penalty foes say has suffered from intellectual disabilities and carries a deep sense of remorse.

This year, Florida's

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