Former Death Row Prisoner, Paula Cooper, Released from Prison

By ANA PHELAN, age 10 Rockville Correctional Facility in Indiana where Paula Coopers served her 28-year sentence before being released on good behavior. PHOTO: Indiana Public Media Paula Cooper, a 43-year-old woman from Indiana, was released from prison on June 17,...

Connecticut Abolishes the Death Penalty

PHOTO: Flickr/My_Southborough Connecticut abolished the death penalty on April 25. Lawmakers who voted for the law said there were many cases in which those who hadn’t committed the crime were sentenced to death and that the penalty was administered unfairly....

World Outcry Over Death Penalty for Troy Davis

By ELAINE MATTHEWS A mural in Paris, France, supports Troy Davis, a man who was killed by the state of Georgia. Photo: flickr.com/Marie Aschehoug Clauteaux Troy Anthony Davis, a 42-year-old black man, was put to death by the state of Georgia on September 21, 2011...

Your Turn: How Do You Feel About the Death Penalty?

Interviews conducted by KANONI WILDER, Kid Reporter, age 9 IndyKids asked these kids in Manhattan, New York, how they feel about the death penalty. I think that nobody should die. The biggest punishment that somebody should have is jail for the rest of their lives...

Death Row Inmate’s Execution Delayed

By INDYKIDS STAFF Death row inmate Troy Davis escaped execution on October 27 for the third time in one year. A federal appeals court granted Davis a temporary stay (stop) of execution just hours before he was scheduled to die. Davis, a black man, was convicted of...