Death penalty

Perry Report Card: Criminal Justice

Jun 10, 2014 By andrea valdez

Yesterday, when we unveiled the cover of our July issue featuring Rick Perry, we also told you about “The Perry Report Card,” an upcoming magazine feature where, as the title suggests, we graded the tenure of the governor on eight areas of public policy. We invited you to weigh…

The Many Lives of a Death Drug

Jun 9, 2014 By Maurice Chammah

The State of Texas uses pentobarbital for lethal injections, a drug with a long and complicated history. But the question everyone wants answered remains: Is it a painless way to die?