Executions

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DOJ announces federal death penalty moratorium

The Biden administration has taken its first official swipe at capital punishment, questioning the former administration's policies and halting federal executions in the process.

570 executed and counting: A Pentecost season reflection

Michael Howard of Eat the Scroll Ministry offers a reflection on the execution of another child of God in America, the first under the Biden administration.

Rep. Espaillat urging action on death penalty with letter to AG nominee Garland

Progressive legislators are pressing Biden's AG-to-be Merrick Garland on the death penalty—including a Black Catholic with an active abolition bill in the House.

Lisa Montgomery's life hangs in the balance as the Supreme Court debates and Congress moves

As the Trump administration rushes to take more lives in its final 8 days, legislators look to do away with government-sponsored killings altogether.

Sarah's Children: Lisa Montgomery scheduled for execution tomorrow

Less than a week after Pres. Trump's incitement of terrorism, his administration plans to execute another federal prisoner—the first such woman in 67 years.

Maryland (and DC) bishops speak out against scheduled execution of Dustin Higgs

Two of the five active Black bishops join Maryland's shepherds in condemning Trump's plan to execute a local man convicted of involvement in a triple murder.

Rachael's Children: Alfred Bourgeois becomes 10th victim of Trump's federal executions—all since June

The Trump administration takes federal executions into the double digits in a calendar year for the first time since the turn of the 20th century.
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