US Attorney General William Barr directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule the executions of four men on federal death row who were tried and convicted under federal law. Three executions have been set over five days in July, starting on July 13. The fourth execution is set for August 28. If these executions are carried out, they would not only be the first federal executions in 17 years, but also go against the US and global trends away from the death penalty.
The US death penalty system is deeply flawed and arbitrary, with many cases affected by racial bias and poor legal representation. National figures for 2019 executions and death sentences represented the second lowest yearly totals in 28 and 46 years, respectively. The death penalty is not the solution.
Act Now: Demand that US Attorney General William Barr halt the scheduled federal executions.