Death Penalty

December 22, 2014
The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday reversed Thomas Crowe’s capital murder conviction and death sentence, ordering a new trial because...
December 19, 2014
An African-American boy, George Stinney, who was executed when he was 14 years old for the killing of two young white girls, was exonerated this...
December 5, 2014
A new nationwide poll released on Monday found that Americans oppose the death penalty for people with mental illness by a 2-1 margin. These results...
December 3, 2014
Veteran Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Tom Price wrote last week that "[e]volving societal values indicate that the death penalty should be...
November 28, 2014
EJI is the highest rated Civil Rights and Advocacy charity in the country, according to Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most influential...
November 21, 2014
Ricky Jackson walked out of jail in Cleveland, Ohio today after spending 39 years in prison, making him the longest-held prisoner to be exonerated...
November 19, 2014
The Marshall Project, an online news organization covering America's criminal justice system, launched this week with a two-part investigation...
November 10, 2014
The New Yorker magazine's November 17, 2014, issue features an expose about the unreliability, political calculations, and racial bias involved in...
November 4, 2014
A major increase in spending on television attack ads in state supreme court elections has made courts less likely to rule in favor of defendants in...
October 31, 2014
Bryan Stevenson's book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, premiered at number ten on the list of New York Times Best Sellers in...
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