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Texas Should Not Have Executed Robert Pruett

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Update: Robert Pruett was executed by lethal injection on Thursday.
Robert Pruett is scheduled to be executed by the State of Texas Thursday. He has never had a chance to live outside a prison as an adult. Taking his life is a senseless wrong that shows how badly the justice system fails juveniles.
Mr. Pruett was 15 years old when he last saw the outside world, after being arrested as an accomplice to a murder committed by his own father. Now 38, having been convicted of a murder while incarcerated, he will be put to death. At a time when the Supreme Court has begun to recognize excessive punishments for juveniles as unjust, Mr. Pruett’s case shows how young lives can be destroyed by a justice system that refuses to give second chances.
Mr. Pruett’s father, Sam Pruett, spent much of Mr. Pruett’s early childhood in prison. Mr. Pruett and his three siblings were raised in various trailer parks by his mother, who he has said used drugs heavily and often struggled to feed the children. Wh…

Indonesia: Date for Third Round of Executions Yet to Be Determined

Jakarta. The Indonesian government is reportedly "still evaluating and observing the situation" before it decides on a date for the third round of executions of death-row inmates this year, Attorney General H.M. Prasetyo said on Tuesday.

In April, Tony Spontana, a spokesman for the Attorney Genera's Office, revealed plans for the next round of executions to be conducted after the controversial and universally denounced killings of eight drug convicts, seven of them foreigners. 

The first round of executions, in January, saw six people, five of them foreigners, face the firing squad.

When questioned on Tuesday about when the third round of killings would take place, Prasetyo gave the rather vague response of "We're currently focusing on the law violation development."

Tony had previously said the third batch of condemned inmates would all be convicted murderers, after the 14 drug offenders put to death so far this year.

Source: Jakarta Globe, Sept. 8, 2015

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