Death Penalty

October 1, 2014
The Equal Justice Initiative is pleased to announce the release of Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy, available now from Random House. Just Mercy...
September 26, 2014
Inspired by concern about the world into which her second child will be born in December, Ms. Keys was photographed nude with a peace sign on her...
September 20, 2014
The Equal Justice Initiative is thrilled to be part of the We Are Here movement, started by Alicia Keys to rally her fans and challenge them to join...
September 15, 2014
The Alabama attorney general's office on Friday asked the Alabama Supreme Court to set execution dates for nine death row inmates despite a pending...
September 9, 2014
A new report by the Sentencing Project finds that many white Americans' strong associations of crime with blacks and Latinos are a key driver of...
September 4, 2014
After three decades on North Carolina's death row, Henry Lee McCollum was declared innocent of the murder of a young girl and released yesterday,...
August 26, 2014
Botched executions may be attributable at least in part to state officials' failure to follow their own rules governing how to carry out an...
August 20, 2014
Former Texas Governor Mark White and former FBI Director William Sessions have petitioned the State of Texas to grant clemency to death row inmate...
August 6, 2014
The newly formed criminal justice journalism organization The Marshall Project reported this week on new allegations of prosecutorial misconduct...
July 28, 2014
On July 16, a federal district court in California issued an order declaring that state's death penalty system unconstitutional and vacating the...
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