The U.S. government recently announced plans to reinstate the death penalty for death row prisoners after 16 years without a federal execution. The Department of Justice (DOJ) said five inmates would be executed after putting new protocols in place.
When a person is convicted of a crime in Oregon, they have the right to file an appeal to try and get the judge's ruling overturned. If this effort is successful, the alleged criminal may face a lesser charge or be acquitted of crime entirely. Whether or not an appeals claim is granted is related to the nature of the crime that was committed, the legal professionals in charge of the case and the amount of evidence that is found.