2 death row inmates refuse to choose between firing squad and electric chair

Two death row inmates in South Carolina, now required by law to choose between a yet-to-be-formed firing squad and a 109-year-old electric chair, have decided to sue instead. They call the state's recently signed legislation unconstitutional because lethal injection was the main method of execution when they were sentenced. It's an argument Democratic state Rep. … Continue reading 2 death row inmates refuse to choose between firing squad and electric chair

25 Inmates killed, beheaded or burned in Brazil prison riot

The one-month September siege at a Venezuelan prison sparked a similar rival gang war in one of Brazil's biggest prisons and 25 inmates have been reported dead. A report from Rio Times confirmed the riot occurred in Rorarima's largest prison where some of the dead prisoners were either burned or beheaded. Image shows a police … Continue reading 25 Inmates killed, beheaded or burned in Brazil prison riot