Associated Press: 2 dead of virus at US prison where executions are scheduled

Associated Press: 2 dead of virus at US prison where executions are scheduled. “Two inmates have died in as many days from coronavirus at the federal prison complex where the U.S. government plans to carry out two executions next week. The virus deaths are likely to raise alarm with advocates and lawyers for the condemned men over the spread of coronavirus at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. As of Tuesday, more than 40 inmates had confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the agency’s statistics.”

Dawn: Who are we hanging?

Dawn: Who are we hanging?. “To find out who is being sentenced to death or read about prior cases, the Justice Project Pakistan has compiled data, previously unavailable to the public, in the form of an open-source called Death Penalty Database.”

Daily Gazette: Massive UAlbany death penalty archive goes digital

The Daily Gazette: Massive UAlbany death penalty archive goes digital. “During his life, M. Watt Espy searched libraries and courthouses across the country gradually building what is widely considered the most comprehensive record of executions in the country. For decades the archive sat in stacks of boxes in his Alabama home. Next year the archive, which is now housed on the far shelves of the special collections library at the University at Albany, will be available digitally to researchers across the world.”