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AZ SCT affirms death sentence

March 10th, 2015 by amy

2015-03-10 Burns Opinion

Open Source coverage of Pinal County Attorneys’ Misconduct

August 1st, 2014 by amy

View the article here: http://www.prosecutorialaccountability.com/az-wintory-and-the-pinal-county-attorneys-office-consider-themselves-above-the-law-says-judge/

Arizona Botched Execution

July 23rd, 2014 by emily

After briefly staying the execution of Joseph Wood, Arizona began the execution at 1:52. More than 90 minutes later, Mr. Wood was still alive and gasping for air. An emergency stay motion has been filed in District Court and the Arizona Supreme Court. emergencystay


The following is a statement from Dale Baich, one of Joseph Wood’s attorneys, regarding today’s execution:


“The experiment using midazolam combined with hydromorphone to carry out an execution failed today in Arizona. It took Joseph Wood two hours to die, and he gasped and struggled to breath for about an hour and forty minutes. We will renew our efforts to get information about the manufacturer of drugs as well as how Arizona came up with the experimental formula of drugs it used today. Arizona appears to have joined several other states who have been responsible for an entirely preventable horror — a bungled execution. The public should hold its officials responsible and demand to make this process more transparent.”


-Dale Baich

-July 23, 2014

Execution Stayed

July 23rd, 2014 by emily

The Arizona Supreme Court issued a last minute stay of the execution of Joseph Wood in order to consider Mr. Wood’s Petition for Review. Mr. Wood was scheduled to be executed at 10 a.m. MST/1 p.m EDT today.

Racism and the Execution Chamber

June 24th, 2014 by amy

The national death-row population is roughly 42 percent black—nearly three times the proportion in the general population. Read the article here:

Racism and the Execution Chamber