Entries tagged with “Governor Bill Lee

Policy Issues

Innocence

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Intellectual Disability

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Race

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Upcoming Executions

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Nov 09, 2020

Citing COVID-19, Governor Grants Reprieve to Tennessee Death-Row Prisoner Pervis Payne

Citing the coro­n­avirus pan­dem­ic, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has grant­ed a tem­po­rary reprieve to death-row pris­on­er Pervis Payne, halt­ing his sched­uled December 3, 2020 exe­cu­tion. The exe­cu­tion was the last schedu…

Policy Issues

Botched Executions

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Lethal Injection

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Jun 03, 2022

Court Documents Reveal Widespread Irregularities in Tennessee Executions

Court records from a law­suit brought by Tennessee death-row pris­on­ers have revealed wide­spread irreg­u­lar­i­ties in the state’s exe­cu­tion prac­tices. A series of four arti­cles pub­lished in the Nashville news­pa­per, The Ten…