Wrongful Convictions

February 19, 2014
A recent poll by the Pew Research Center shows support for the death penalty has dropped sharply by 23 percentage points since 1996.
February 13, 2014
Governor Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that he is imposing a moratorium on carrying out the death penalty in Washington state.
February 6, 2014
The National Registry of Exonerations recorded 87 exonerations in 2013, the most in any single year since the registry started in 1989.
January 23, 2014
On January 16, Dennis McGuire struggled, made guttural noises, gasped for air and choked for about 10 minutes before being declared dead after Ohio...
January 16, 2014
A federal court ruled last week that inmates who are sentenced to death cannot automatically be held in solitary confinement on death row in...
November 19, 2013
Two United States Supreme Court justices wrote that it is time for the Court to re-examine the unique Alabama practice of allowing elected trial...
November 1, 2013
The latest Gallup Poll shows that national support for the death penalty continues to decline. The survey found 60% of respondents supported...
October 23, 2013
Eleven years after the Supreme Court struck down the death penalty for persons with intellectual disability, it granted review in a Florida case on...
October 1, 2013
The Mobile County Circuit Court ordered a new trial for George Martin, a former Alabama State Trooper who has spent more than 13 years on death row...
September 9, 2013
Authors of a new study analyzing the cost of Colorado's death penalty concluded, “Our findings are unequivocal: Colorado’s death penalty imposes...
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