Innocence

October 1, 2015
Beniah Dandridge was released today after EJI presented evidence showing that he is innocent of the murder for which he spent 20 years in prison. On...
September 11, 2015
After more than nine years in prison, including over three years on death row, for a murder he did not commit, Montez Spradley was released from the...
September 4, 2015
New district attorneys in Houston, Oklahoma City, and Philadelphia have dramatically departed from their predecessors' disproportionate use of the...
August 14, 2015
The Connecticut Supreme Court yesterday declared the death penalty unconstitutional, writing that it has become "incompatible with contemporary...
August 7, 2015
Former Texas prosecutor Tim Cole is calling for Texas to join the nineteen states that have abolished the death penalty.
July 22, 2015
Glenn Ford, exonerated and released in March 2014 after nearly 30 years on Louisiana's death row, died of lung cancer on June 29 at the age of 65....
June 17, 2015
After a decade on death row in Texas, Alfred Dewayne Brown was freed on June 8 when prosecutors dismissed the charges against him. Alfred Brown was...
June 12, 2015
Results of a new poll by Quinnipiac University released on June 1 show that American voters are leaning against the death penalty: 48 percent say a...
May 26, 2015
"Capital punishment must be permanently halted, without exception," former chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court Norman Fletcher said last week...
May 20, 2015
Nebraska's legislature yesterday passed a bill to abolish the death penalty. The state's unicameral legislature passed bill LB268, which would...
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