Attorney General Sessions Issues Memo to U.S. Attorneys on the Use of Capital Punishment in Drug-Related Prosecutions

Department of JusticeOffice of Public AffairsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, March 21, 2018Attorney General Sessions Issues Memo to U.S. Attorneys on the Use of Capital Punishment in Drug-Related ProsecutionsToday Attorney General Sessions issued the following memo to U.S. Attorneys providing guidance regarding the use of capital punishment in drug-related prosecutions:"The opioid epidemic has inflicted an unprecedented toll …

In Kentucky, execution debate finds new footing

By BRETT BARROUQUERE Associated Press August 1, 2014 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With a spate of botched executions across the country this year looming over their discussion, Kentucky lawmakers are revisiting some fundamental questions about the death penalty, including whether the state should keep it on the books. Along with activists on both sides, a joint …

Making Communities Safer By Abolishing The Death Penalty: Live Internet Video

Former Executioners Tour Central Valley – Available for Comment Watch Live: http://abolition2012.ncadp.org/ Join the Conversation on Twitter: #abolition2012 BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Californians prepare to vote on a measure to repeal the death penalty, the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty will present a live online conference exploring how communities …