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Protesters lead a song during the "Does DNA Evidence Matter?" rally Sept. 20 at the Vigo County Courthouse in Terre Haute, Indiana. The chalk in front of the stairs reads, "The death penalty kills innocent people."


Signs with messages protesting the federal execution of Billie Allen are seen in front of the Vigo County Courthouse on Sept. 20 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Allen was convicted and sentenced to the federal death penalty for a 1997 armed robbery and murder of bank security guard Richard Heflin in St. Louis, Missouri, despite no forensic evidence tying him to the crime.


Guards patrol the perimeter in two cars at the entrance to the United States Penitentiary on Sept. 20 in Terre Haute, Indiana. The federal prison contains many inmates convicted of high-profile cases, and has been the site of all federal executions since 2000.

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