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Former death row inmate: ‘You cannot climb over an innocent man to kill the guilty’

Kirk Bloodsworth was 22 when he was wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to death in Maryland. He later became the first U.S. death row prisoner to be exonerated by DNA evidence in a state that just last week repealed the death penalty. Full story

Mississippi death row inmate get reprieve

  Mississippi death row inmate Willie Manning may get another chance to see his case reviewed after the Mississippi Supreme Court grants a stay of his execution just hours before he was scheduled to die.

Woman's death row conviction overturned

  Death row inmate Debra Milke's conviction for the death of her son has been overturned to the outrage of her ex-husband. KPNX's Oralia Ortega reports.

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  'The Exonerated' celebrates 10th anniversary

Country music singer Lyle Lovett and actor Delroy Lindo sit down with Morning Joe to talk about their roles in "The Exonerated" - a play chronicling the real-life stories of death-row inmates who were set free after proving their innocence.

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This undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections shows death-row inmate John Errol Ferguson. Florida is going ahead with the execution of Ferguson, 64, a convicted mass killer from the 1970s, after an appeals court lifted a last-minute stay. Ferguson is set to die at 6 p.m. Tuesd

In this undated Pennsylvania Department of Corrections' photo, shown is Terrance Williams who is on death row for fatally beating Amos Norwood in1984 in Philadelphia. According to an affidavit filed Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, as part of Williams' clemency petition, Norwood's widow wants Pennsylvania a