A Texas Department of Criminal Justice photo shows Suzanne Margaret Basso, a death row inmate who is due to be executed tonight for her role in the death of a mentally disabled man. Photograph: Texas Department of Criminal Justice/Handout via Reuters.

In an event rare even for the US’s busiest death chamber, Suzanne Basso is set to become the 14th woman executed in America since the death penalty wa(...)

Kimberly McCarthy, who died  by execution last Wednesday. Photograph:  Texas Department of Criminal Justice/Reuters

In the northeast corner of the Huntsville Unit prison complex, Texas’s death chamber blends into other, larger red-brick buildings. It is known as t(...)