Entries tagged with “Thomas Loden Jr.

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Military

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Nov 10, 2023

A Veterans Day Review: Uneven Progress Understanding the Role of Military Service in Capital Crimes

In 2015, DPIC’s Battle Scars report brought world­wide atten­tion to the issue of mil­i­tary vet­er­ans on death row. DPIC found approx­i­mate­ly 300 vet­er­ans incar­cer­at­ed under a sen­tence of death, rep­re­sent­ing at least 10% of death row, and many more who had been exe­cut­ed. Since that report, research and under­stand­ing about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), trau­mat­ic brain injury (TBI), sub­stance use dis­or­ders, and men­tal ill­ness among vet­er­ans has only grown. A 2023 sur­vey of mem­bers of the Wounded Warrior Project found that 76% of ser­vice­mem­bers who incurred a men­tal or physical…

Executions

Lethal Injection

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Dec 19, 2022

Mississippi Executes Thomas Loden, As John Hanson, Gerald Pizzuto Death Warrants Expire

The three final exe­cu­tions sched­uled in 2022 high­light­ed broad­er trends in the year’s exe­cu­tions — the exe­cu­tion of vul­ner­a­ble defen­dants, unavail­abil­i­ty of lethal-injec­tion drugs, and the sched­ul­ing of exe­cu­tions with­out regard for the abil­i­ty to actu­al­ly car­ry them out. Mississippi exe­cut­ed Thomas Eddie” Loden Jr. (pic­tured) on December 14, the 18th exe­cu­tion of the year, while two exe­cu­tions set for December 15 — John Hansons in Oklahoma and Gerald Pizzuto Jr.s in Idaho — did not take place.