Op-Ed: Virginia’s dark legacy of secrecy about executions
The newly enhanced secrecy behind Virginia’s capital punishment protocols underscores a legacy of death born in institutionalized racism that upcoming executions — including that of Ivan Teleguz, scheduled April 25 — do not just prolong, but exacerbate.
An act of compassion for the mentally ill
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
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 >>