The White House announced on Tuesday that President Obama lowered the sentence for 22 people in prison on drug offenses.
The national advocacy group UltraViolet plans to demand the release of Tondalo Hall at a rally in Oklahoma City on Monday. Hall is in prison on a 30-year sentence for failing to protect her children from an abuser who was set free eight years ago.
Warren Hill was executed Tuesday night after the Supreme Court refused to intervene.
Scott Panetti, first diagnosed with serious mental illness 36 years ago, was sentenced to death in 1995 for the 1992 murders of his in-laws. BuzzFeed News looks at the timeline of Panetti’s illness, crimes, and legal fights since.
Tommy Lee Waldrip was scheduled to be executed on Thursday for killing 20-year-old Keith Evans in 1991.
“Today, I am commuting the prison terms of eight men and women who were sentenced under an unfair system,” Obama said Thursday in a statement.