An act of compassion for the mentally ill

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By Richard Cizik

LAST YEAR, a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law wrote about the conviction and sentencing of Russell Brown, a Virginia man who had been “talking in fantastical and paranoid ways,” eating bark and obsessing over conspiracy  Read More >>

Virginians deserve answers about the anomalies in Ricky Gray’s execution


By Editorial

In a nation growing increasingly dubious about capital punishment, Virginia already stands as an outlier. The commonwealth ranks fourth in the nation for executions per capita. Read More >>

What it was like to watch Ricky Gray put to death

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By Gary A. Harki

Until I got an email asking if I wanted to witness an execution, I’d never considered the question: Could I watch a man be put to death? Ultimately, I decided the answer Read More >>