Arkansas Set to Execute 2 Inmates

By JULIE TURKEWITZ and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA April 24, 2017 VARNER, Ark. — The State of Arkansas is scheduled to put two inmates to death on Monday night, setting up what would be the United States’ first double execution in...

Arkansas Puts Ledell Lee to Death, in Its First Execution Since 2005

By ALAN BLINDER and MANNY FERNANDEZ April 21, 2017 VARNER, Ark. — The State of Arkansas, dismissing criticism that it intended to rush too many prisoners to their deaths too quickly, on Thursday night carried out its first execution in more...

In Arkansas, a Tempered Victory for Death Penalty Opponents

By ALAN BLINDER and MANNY FERNANDEZ April 18, 2017 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Barely a dozen hours had passed since a pair of execution warrants had expired. The two men the State of Arkansas had wanted to put to death on Monday night remained...

Arkansas Struggles to Find Enough People to Watch Executions

By MATTHEW HAAG March 25, 2017 The state of Arkansas, which plans to execute eight inmates over 10 days next month, is struggling to overcome a logistical problem to carry that out: There are not enough people who want to watch them die. A state law requires...