May 2015 Issue 63

Articles in this Issue:

Midazolam: A True Story

Former death row prisoner Ron Keine
By: Ron Keine

It's Friday April 17th 2015. As I lie on a gurney I am nervous about the upcoming procedure. Someone inserts an I V in the back of my right hand. Someone else sticks a hypodermic needle into a junction of the IV tube. I asked, “what is that?“ and I am told, “It's just a little something to relax you, a mild sedative." I asked, “So what is it called?“ Imagine my surprise: it was indeed Midazolam.

New evidence makes clear: Rodney Reed must be freed!

Rodney's mom Sandra speaking at a rally February 2015
By: Lily Hughes

On February 23, just days before his scheduled execution date, Texas death row prisoner Rodney Reed was granted a stay from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA). 

In the preceding months and years Rodney's many advocates -- his family, his legal team, and supporters from around the world -- have fought to stop the execution and to make  the courts to finally recognize the truth: Rodney is innocent of the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites in Bastrop, Texas.