Lawyers for the Condemned

In April 2017, Arkansas scheduled a record eight executions in eleven days. Four ultimately were stayed, and four were carried out. DPIC staff members Robin Konrad and Anne Holsinger interview Scott Braden and Julie Vandiver, two of the lawyers who represented the condemned Arkansas prisoners. Scott and Julie discuss the legal issues in the cases, describe the controversial executions, and explain what comes next for the prisoners whose executions were stayed. CONTENT NOTE: This episode contains detailed descriptions of executions, which some listeners may find disturbing.