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Oklahoma's botched execution shocks the nation

Last night Oklahoma botched the execution of Clayton Lockett. Lockett began writhing in pain after he was supposed to be unconscious.

Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

A new book, Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure by Professor Jody Lyneé Madeira explores the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombings and finds that the execution of Ti

Annual Training and Strategy

EJUSA organizer Sarah Craft

In November 2006, EJUSA hosted our second Training and Strategy Retreat in the Shenandoah Mountains in Virginia.

Oklahoma: chemist may have destroyed evidence of innocence

Oklahoma police chemist Joyce Gilchrist, fired in 2001 for shoddy and even fraudulent forensics work in hundreds of cases, has once again made headlines. An Oklahoma police memo leaked to the Associated Press in April outlines compelling evidence that Gilchrist “intentionally lost or destroyed” evidence that could have proven the innocence of death row inmate Curtis Edward McCarty. The police chemist’s original notes on McCarty’s hair sample showed that it did not match those found at the crime scene, excluding him as a suspect.

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