Tennessee Sets Execution Dates for Ten Prisoners

The Tennessee Supreme Court has set execution dates for the following ten prisoners:

April 22, 2014 » Nickolus Johnson

Oct. 7, 2014 » Billy Ray Irick

Dec. 9, 2014 » Edmond Zagorski

Feb. 10, 2015 » Stephen West

March 24, 2015 » Don Johnson

May 12, 2015 » Olen Hutchinson

June 23, 2015 » Charles Wright

Aug. 18, 2015 » David Miller

Oct. 1, 2015 » Abu-Ali Abdur’Rahman

Nov. 17, 2015 » Nicholas Sutton

Read the full article in The Tennessean here.

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Breaking News: Jan 15 Execution Postponed!

Great news!  Billy Ray Irick’s execution date has been postponed from Jan. 15 to Oct. 7, 2014, due to a legal challenge to the new lethal injection protocol. This means that, while 10 people on death row are still slated for execution, we have more time to build momentum for a more comprehensive challenge to capital punishment in Tennessee.

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