Article on the old form of capital punishment, also known as evisceration, where the vital organs are removed.
Brief description of the execution method used in the Spanish Inquisition where the condemned was hung upside down and then sawed apart down the middle, starting at the crotch.
Wikipedia: Death by a Thousand Cuts
Brief description of the execution method that may have been used in ancient China, where small bits of flesh were carved away over a period of days or weeks.
DPIC: Methods of Execution
Reviews types of executions used in the United States, including a state-by-state breakdown.