Death Penalty

May 12, 2016
This morning, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a stay of execution for Alabama death row inmate Vernon Madison.
May 11, 2016
The State of Alabama plans to execute 65-year-old Vernon Madison by lethal injection on May 12th, even though his jury determined that life without...
May 9, 2016
Carlos Kennedy was sentenced to life without parole on May 5 after a new trial at which he represented himself. Mr. Kennedy was arrested in 2010 and...
May 4, 2016
Gary Tyler was just 16 years old when he was charged with shooting a white student in 1974. He was sentenced to death by an all-white jury and spent...
May 2, 2016
The United States Supreme Court today granted review, vacated the judgment, and remanded to the state court in the case of Bart Johnson, who...
April 25, 2016
Tennessee's General Assembly passed a bill that requires officials to preserve biological evidence in death penalty cases. The legislation requires...
April 7, 2016
At our annual benefit dinner on Tuesday, EJI honored Mrs. Mamie Lang Kirkland (left), a 107-year-old survivor of racial terrorism in Mississippi,...
April 4, 2016
A federal court in South Carolina granted relief to Johnny Bennett, an African American man who was sentenced to death by an all-white jury, because...
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...
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