U.S. Had 23 Executions in 2017, Second-Lowest Number in a Quarter-Century

Executions, death sentences and public approval of capital punishment have been steadily declining, the Death Penalty Information Center said.

Alabama Inmate Hopes to Dodge Death for an Eighth Time

By ALAN BLINDER May 24, 2017 Tommy Arthur, who was first sentenced to death in 1983, has long imagined what could be his end: time in a so-called death cell, a choice of a last meal, the final telephone calls and then a lethal injection. That end could come...