DoJ sets new dates to begin death-row executions following legal battle

  • Move likely to spark debate about criminal justice reform
  • William Barr directs Bureau of Prisons to restart in mid-July

The justice department has set new dates to begin executing federal death-row inmates following a long legal battle over the plan to resume the executions for the first time since 2003.

William Barr, the attorney general, directed the federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule the executions, beginning in mid-July, of four inmates convicted of killing children.

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