Death Penalty

January 16, 2015
The North Miami Beach police department was caught last month using pictures of African Americans for sniper practice at a firing range.
January 5, 2015
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley announced last week that he will commute the death sentences of the four men who remain on death row nearly two...
January 2, 2015
In the face of growing evidence about the unreliability of the death penalty, fewer executions took place in 2014 than in any year since 1994 and...
December 24, 2014
Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy premiered as a New York Times Best Seller and has received rave reviews since its October release. In the past few...
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...
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