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"Alabama Officials Executed Nathaniel Woods Despite Claims Of Innocence. Then, Against His Religious Beliefs, They Autopsied His Body ," by Beth Shelburne, The Appeal, March 25, 2020
"The sentence of life without parole spikes in Ohio as death-penalty cases drop," by John Caniglia, Cleveland.com, March 22, 2020
"How Coronavirus is Disrupting the Death Penalty," By Keri Blakinger and Maurice Chammah, The Marshall Project, March 23, 2020
"Delaware lawmakers face competing death penalty bills," by Randall Chase, Associated Press, March 19, 2020
"COVID-19 could disrupt U.S. executions for months," by Danielle Haynes, UPI, March 20, 2020
"Pennsylvania Man On Death Row Shows Signs Of Coronavirus Days Before Hearing That Could Have Freed Him," by Lauren Gill, The Appeal, March 20, 2020
"Justice In America Episode 24: Death Penalty," by Josie Duffy Rice and Darnell Moore, The Appeal, March 18, 2020
"Death penalty unfit for the mentally ill," by Addie Rolnick, Las Vegas Sun, March 16, 2020
"Texas Court Issues Temporary Stay Of Execution Amid Coronavirus ‘Health Crisis’," by Lauren Gill, The Appeal, March 16, 2020
"Gov. Polis Supports Death Penalty Repeal, But He Has A Big Decision To Make Before Signing It," by Andrew Kenney and Bente Birkeland, CPR News, March 10, 2020
"Last Meals on Death Row, a Peculiarly American Fascination," by Jay Rayner, New York Times, March 10, 2020
"Bipartisan group of Ohio senators want to end the death penalty," by Ben Garbarek, ABC 6, March 04, 2020
"Alabama inmate Nathaniel Woods executed for 2004 police murders," by Erik Ortiz, NBC News, March 05, 2020
"2 Jurors Voted to Spare His Life. Alabama Is Set to Execute Him.," by Rick Rojas, New York Times, March 05, 2020
"Without lethal injection drugs, SC death row inmates could be forced to face electrocution," by Adam Benson, Post and Courier, March 03, 2020