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File photo of a death chamber. (Photo by Mike Simons/Getty Images)

Lawyers Say Alabama Could Execute Innocent Man

Lawyers for a man who was scheduled to be executed last month told judges Tuesday that prosecutors for 20 years withheld grand jury testimony and police notes that could prove his innocence.

04/07/2015

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Alabama Man Freed After Nearly 30 Years On Death Row

Ray Hinton was convicted of the 1985 murders of two Birmingham fast food restaurant managers on the basis of faulty forensic evidence.

04/03/2015

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GA Death Row Inmate Files Suit Ahead Of Execution

A Georgia death row inmate has filed lawsuits alleging the state is using execution drugs obtained without a valid prescription and is violating his civil rights.

06/12/2014

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Georgia High Court Hears Arguments In Hill Case

Lawyers for the state and for a Georgia death row inmate sparred Monday over whether prisoners awaiting execution should have access to information about where the state gets its death penalty drug.

02/17/2014

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Troy Davis Attorneys Denied Polygraph Test on Day of His Execution

(CBS/AP) ATLANTA – A condemned Georgia inmate who has drawn supporters from an ex-president to the pope is set to be executed today after he lost what had been his most realistic chance at avoiding lethal […]

WAOK-AM–09/21/2011

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Prayer Vigil for Troy Davis

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Sen. Donzella James (D-College Park) invites all local residents to attend a public forum followed by a prayer vigil for Troy Davis, who has been incarcerated since 1989. Davis was convicted of the murder of off […]

WAOK-AM–05/05/2011

A March for Mumia

Mumia Abu Jamal is probably the best known death row prisoner in the United States. On Monday, April 26 there will be another attempt to get his case investigated.

04/25/2010