Death Penalty http://wuot.org en Death Penalty Bill Could Lead To More Electrocutions http://wuot.org/post/death-penalty-bill-could-lead-more-electrocutions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/billinfo/BillSummaryArchive.aspx?BillNumber=SB2580&amp;ga=108">A bill passed by House and Senate committees</a> on Wednesday would ease restrictive language that has kept the Department of Correction from using the electric chair as a means to execute death row inmates.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:59:29 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 16466 at http://wuot.org Death Penalty Bill Could Lead To More Electrocutions Tennessee Requests Record Number Of Death Row Executions http://wuot.org/post/tennessee-requests-record-number-death-row-executions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a state that has only executed six death row inmates since 1960, Tennessee appears ready to enter a period in which executions become more common.</span></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:59:21 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 11873 at http://wuot.org Tennessee Requests Record Number Of Death Row Executions