Death Penalty

March 30, 2016
EJI's Annual Benefit Dinner is next Tuesday, April 5, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York. We will be honoring EJI client Anthony Ray Hinton...
March 21, 2016
On Friday, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals unanimously ordered a new trial for EJI client Derek Horton, who was convicted and sentenced to...
March 9, 2016
There was a significant development in death penalty reform this week. Florida Governor Rick Scott on Monday signed into law a bill that changes...
March 7, 2016
The United States Supreme Court today ordered a new trial for Michael Wearry, who was sentenced to death in 2002 after Louisiana prosecutors failed...
March 3, 2016
An Alabama judge ruled this morning that Alabama's death penalty scheme is unconstitutional, citing the United States Supreme Court's recent...
February 24, 2016
Albert Woodfox was freed from custody on his 69th birthday, February 19, after more than four decades in solitary confinement in Louisiana prisons...
February 22, 2016
Pope Francis on Sunday called for a worldwide ban on the death penalty, telling tens of thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's Square after...
February 15, 2016
The rate of exonerations has been increasing dramatically for several years, and 2015 set a new record. Last year, 149 people were exonerated after...
February 3, 2016
The Florida Supreme Court yesterday stayed the execution of Michael Lambrix, which was scheduled for February 11, after hearing arguments about how...
January 21, 2016
Despite the United States Supreme Court's ruling last week that a capital sentencing scheme like Alabama's is unconstitutional, the State of Alabama...
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