A cell phone photograph showing cellblock brutality has raised new awareness of problems in the Georgia prison system. What are prison officials – and American society more generally – doing to root out prison barbarism?
Firing squads, despite the optics, may actually be less barbaric than other methods, according to those who have looked at the data. Some critics say it also could expose what some call hypocrisy in Americans' attitudes toward the death penalty.
Lawyers for Warren Lee Hill argued he had an intellectual disability that rendered his execution unconstitutional. Mr. Hill was sentenced to death after being convicted of the murder of his cellmate in a Georgia prison.