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Legislation would enable state officials to use the electric chair on death row inmates if lethal injection drugs cannot be obtained. (Getty Images)

Tennessee Senate Authorizes Electric Chair For Executions

Legislation would allow the state to electrocute death row inmates if lethal injection drugs cannot be obtained.

04/09/2014

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Man Formerly On Death Row Suing Prosecutors

A man condemned for decades to South Carolina’s death row says prosecutors wrongfully pursued a case against him in a widow’s 1982 death.

07/22/2013

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Coroner: Man On SC Death Row Committed Suicide

RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 46-year-old man on death row for killing a fellow inmate killed himself. WCSC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/10jMxkB ) that Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet says Kenneth Justus used a razor […]

CBS Charlotte–05/23/2013

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Convicted Murderer On Death Row Found Dead In Cell

A 46-year-old man on death row for killing a fellow inmate has been found dead in his cell.

05/22/2013

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NC Man Once On Death Row Charged In Wife’s Slaying

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joseph Green Brown refused to run from his troubled past. He’d tell audiences he was only hours from being executed on Florida’s death row. He’d talk about how an appeals court overturned his rape and murder convictions in 1986 and how he walked out of prison a free man — with a goal of ending the death penalty.

CBS Charlotte–09/18/2012

Supreme Court or State Justice Building at the State Capitol Building complex at Raleigh North Carolina. (credit: Dennis Macdonald/GettyImages)

Prosecutors Learn To Fight Racial Justice Act

About 60 prosecutors from North Carolina are learning how to fight motions filed under the Racial Justice Act.

05/17/2012

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Death Row Inmate Free Man After 30 Years Over Single Strand Of Hair

A mentally disabled man who spent nearly 30 years on South Carolina’s death row for the stabbing death was freed from prison Friday under a plea deal.

03/02/2012