Last summer, the administration of then-President Donald Trump resumed executing federal prisoners, and ultimately put 13 men and women to death. The push meant the U.S. government executed more people in six months than the previous half-century combined.
Federal executions all take place at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana — just over the Illinois border, about 60 miles southeast of Champaign, or a three-hour drive from Chicago. The Associated Press witnessed all 13 of those executions — 10 by Chicago-based legal affairs reporter Michael Tarm — and a recent report details how the accounts of government officials differ from what the media observed.
Michael Tarm, AP Legal Affairs Writer (based in Dirksen U.S. Courthouse, Chicago)
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