Entries tagged with “Nicholas Sutton


Upcoming Executions


Lethal Injection


Feb 18, 2020

As Execution Dates Approach, Tennessee Prisoners Challenge Execution Method

Tennessee has sched­uled three upcom­ing exe­cu­tions, despite ongo­ing lit­i­ga­tion sur­round­ing the use of its lethal injec­tion pro­to­col and prob­lems with its lethal-injec­tion drugs that have led five pris­on­ers to opt for death by elec­tro­cu­tion. Attorneys for five oth­er death-row pris­on­ers, includ­ing Oscar Smith, who has an exe­cu­tion date of June 4, 2020, have filed a fed­er­al suit pre­sent­ing new evi­dence chal­leng­ing the state’s exe­cu­tion protocol.

Policy Issues

Victims' Families




New Voices


Jan 22, 2020

Corrections Personnel, Victims’ Families, Jurors Urge Clemency for Tennessee Death-Row Lifesaver”

Saying that Nicholas Sutton has gone from a life-tak­er to a life-saver,” lawyers for the Tennessee death-row pris­on­er filed an appli­ca­tion for clemen­cy with Governor Bill Lee on January 14, 2020. The clemen­cy appli­ca­tion, which requests that Lee com­mute Sutton’s sen­tence to life with­out parole, con­tained affi­davits of sup­port from sev­en Tennessee cor­rec­tion­al offi­cials, mem­bers of the vic­tims’ fam­i­lies, and five of the jurors in the case.