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Liliana Segura

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Nashville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Liliana:

Trump Prepares to Execute Christopher Vialva for a Crime He Committed as a Teenager

Vialva is the first Black man to face execution during Trump’s killing spree. He is set to die on September 24. → Read More

Trump’s Execution Spree Continues at Federal Killing Ground in Indiana

More federal executions have been carried out in 2020 than in the past 57 years combined. → Read More

In the Shadow of the Federal Death Chamber, Executions Are on Hold — For Now

The federal death row in Terre Haute, Indiana, has split the community, with prison employees on one side and death penalty opponents on the other. → Read More

“One By One, They’re Dying”: Activists Protest Tennessee’s Fifth Execution in a Year

Stephen West was killed in the electric chair on August 15, and abolitionists are vowing to step up the pressure to stop executions in Tennessee. → Read More

Georgia Prepares to Carry Out the 1,500th Execution in the U.S. Since 1976

Marion Wilson Jr. is set to die on June 20 in the state that gave rise to the so-called modern death penalty era. But the system is as unfair as ever. → Read More

Fire Scientists Say the Arson Case Against Claude Garrett Was Fatally Flawed. Will Anyone Listen?

Garrett was denied parole in 2018 against the recommendation of Tennessee’s parole commissioner. Will Nashville’s Conviction Review Unit take up his case? → Read More

Ohio’s Governor Stopped an Execution Over Fears It Would Feel Like Waterboarding

Confronted with mounting evidence that midazolam causes excruciating pain, a judge warned that Ohio’s lethal injection protocol was likely unconstitutional. → Read More

Murderville, Part Four: Justice Denied

Devonia Inman has spent 20 years behind bars for a crime he swears he didn’t commit. There are good reasons to believe him. Welcome to Murderville. → Read More

The First Step Act Could Be a Big Gift to CoreCivic and the Private Prison Industry

As people continue to die inside CoreCivic’s prisons, the First Step Act opens opportunities for the company to keep profiting from incarceration. → Read More

Revisiting the Taco Bell Killing

New evidence points to an old suspect in the murder of Donna Brown. Can Devonia Inman prove his innocence? Welcome to Murderville. → Read More

A Small Town Rocked by a Series of Violent Murders

As Devonia Inman prepares to go on trial for his life, the case against him starts to unravel. Meanwhile three more violent murders shock the town. Is the real killer still out there? → Read More

Who Killed Donna Brown?

A single mom was gunned down at a Taco Bell in Adel, Georgia. Cops quickly closed the case. But did they get the right man? Welcome to Murderville. → Read More

“Relic of Another Era”: Most People on North Carolina’s Death Row Would Not Be Sentenced to Die Today

A new report reveals how the majority of North Carolina’s death row population was sentenced under antiquated, unfair laws. → Read More

Junk Arson Science Sent Claude Garrett to Prison for Murder 25 Years Ago. Will Tennessee Release Him?

Claude Garrett was convicted of murder based on assumptions about arson and fire behavior that were later debunked. Now he is up for parole. → Read More

As Tennessee Restarts Executions, 40 Years of Data Expose Its Death Penalty as a “Cruel Lottery”

Amid the frenzy over the execution of Billy Ray Irick, a new report exposes Tennessee’s dysfunctional death penalty system. → Read More

Chilling Testimony in a Tennessee Trial Exposes Lethal Injection as Court-Sanctioned Torture

The trial was a case study in the twisted legacy of Glossip v. Gross — and a close-up look at the botched executions that continue amid little controversy. → Read More

Tennessee Plans to Restart Executions By Killing a Man With Mental Illness

Billy Ray Irick, scheduled to die on August 9, is just one of many people condemned to die in Tennessee despite evidence of severe mental illness. → Read More

Anthony Ray Hinton Spent Almost 30 Years on Death Row. Now He Has a Message for White America.

In the “The Sun Does Shine,” Hinton describes how racism sent him to die for two crimes he didn't commit. → Read More

Alabama’s Lynching Memorial and the Legacy of Racial Terror in the South

At the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Mobile, Alabama, the historical link between lynchings and the death penalty is hard to miss. → Read More

Despite Backlash for Working With Trump, Activists Say Prison Reform Can’t Wait

As Trump’s abuse of the pardon power grabs headlines, formerly incarcerated activists continue the long fight for federal criminal justice reform. → Read More