Ben Jones
Jones: Death penalty always cruel

Supporters and opponents of the death penalty agree on one point: It is regrettable when innocent people end up on death row or, even worse, […]

Jones: Executing Troy Anthony Davis

Debates about the death penalty often take place in the abstract: Is the state justified in depriving life from someone who has robbed it from […]

Still, candidates avoid death-penalty debate

As contenders for the presidency tailor their campaigns to address predominately middle-class concerns — health care, the economy, Iraq — they are giving short shrift […]

Torture policy will be invalidated by history

Earlier this month, the U.S. government announced that it would seek the death penalty sentencing for six men held at Guantanamo Bay, including Khalid Shaikh […]