Tennessee inmate chooses electric chair over lethal injection

Image copyright AFP Image caption The electric chair has gradually been replaced as the main method of execution An inmate in the US state of Tennessee is to be executed by electric chair after arguing that a lethal injection would involve suffering. David Earl Miller, who has spent 36 years on death row, is among…

Nigeria’s 100-year-old death-row inmate seeking pardon

Image copyright Global Society For Anti-Corruption Image caption Paul and Celestine Egbunuche have been in jail for 18 years and on death row for four years Death-row inmate Celestine Egbunuche has been dubbed Nigeria’s “oldest prisoner” amid a campaign calling for his release. He is 100 years old and has spent 18 years in jail…

China prison break: Public appeal after rare inmate escape

Image copyright China National Radio Image caption Zhang Guilin (L) and Wang Lei (R) have escaped a prison in northeastern Liaoning province In China, prison escapes are few and far between. So the case of two men escaping from a Liaoning prison has turned into a nationwide hunt. In an unusual step, Chinese media are…