U.S. 11th Judicial Circuit

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Federal court rejects Alabama death row inmate’s appeal

BY: - July 20, 2023

A three-judge panel of the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday rejected an appeal from Alabama death row inmate James Edward Barber, scheduled to be executed on Thursday.  Barber, convicted for the 2001 murder of Dorothy Epps, argued the Alabama Department of Corrections’ string of botched executions last year meant that lethal injection could […]

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A law was meant to free sick or aging inmates. Instead, some are left to die in prison

BY: - February 24, 2023

Jimmy Dee Stout was serving time on drug charges when he got grim news early last year. Doctors told Stout, now 62, the sharp pain and congestion in his chest were caused by stage 4 lung cancer, a terminal condition. “I’m holding on, but I would like to die at home,” he told the courts […]