South Carolina inmate: Bodies stacked up during prison riot

  1. South Carolina inmate: Bodies stacked up during prison riot  ABC News
  2. 7 inmates killed in fights at maximum security SC prison  CBS News
  3. Seven inmates slashed, stabbed to death in hours-long riot at South Carolina prison  New York Daily News
  4. SC inmates hold guard hostage, take control of dorm Friday night  The State
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Alabama settles with inmate after botched execution attempt

Alabama settles with inmate after botched execution attemptThe agreement was reached in a civil lawsuit brought by convicted murderer Doyle Hamm against the state, court papers filed on Monday showed. Officials from the Alabama Department of Corrections and the attorney general’s office have not responded to numerous requests to discuss the case. The botched execution prompted a federal court review of Alabama’s death chamber protocols.


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Supreme Court takes case of death row inmate who forgot the crime

Supreme Court takes case of death row inmate who forgot the crimeA month after halting his execution, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up the case of an Alabama convicted murderer whose attorneys argue should be spared the death penalty because strokes have wiped out his memory of committing the crime. The justices agreed to decide whether executing 67-year-old Vernon Madison, convicted of fatally shooting a police officer in 1985, would violate the U.S. Constitution’s Eighth Amendment bar against cruel and unusual punishment. The Supreme Court has previously imposed some limits on capital punishment relating to people with intellectual disabilities and mental illnesses.


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