Death Penalty

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...
July 25, 2014
Arizona's execution of Joseph Wood on Wednesday using a secret experimental drug protocol took more than two hours, during which witnesses reported...
July 18, 2014
A federal appeals court Tuesday reversed Derrick DeBruce's death sentence because his lawyer performed so poorly at his sentencing that he was...
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