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It’s time to get rid of the death penalty in Texas, by Joe Moody

As a legislator, I often struggle to decide what I should do, what I can do, and most of all, why I should do it. The answers are frequently …

U.S. Supreme Court

Death sentences becoming increasingly rare in Georgia

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday did something it once did on a fairly routine basis but now hardly ever does: It heard a death-penalty appeal.<p>It …

Georgia (U.S. State)

Conservative group slams effort to reinstate death penalty in Illinois

A national organization is criticizing Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to reinstate the death penalty for certain crimes in Illinois.<p>Heather Beaudoin is …

All serious criminal cases deserve podcast-style scrutiny

Listening to the true crime podcast In the Dark, produced by American Public Media, has been a frustrating experience. Season two, which has been …

African-American News

5 Issues Trump's New Supreme Court Pick Could Confront Including Gun Rights and the Death Penalty

(WASHINGTON) — Justice Anthony Kennedy’s successor will have a chance over a likely decades-long career to tackle a host of big issues in the law and …

Death Row

Sister Helen Prejean's Twitter account is proof that the world still has good in it

Caring people in 2018 spend a lot of time alternating between rage and total dissociation. Personally, there's nothing I love more than watching my …

prejean

Anti-death penalty resolution builds on church’s advocacy in wake of Arkansas executions

The Rev. Allison Liles, executive director of Episcopal Peace Fellowship, testifies July 9 in favor of an anti-death penalty resolution before …

Death Row

Lawmakers hear pros and cons on death penalty in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - Kentucky’s use of the death penalty, including comments from proponents and opponents, was the topic of a legislative committee …

Kentucky

Scheduled execution in Nebraska 'would undermine respect for human life'

Lincoln, Neb., Jul 6, 2018 / 05:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Nebraska's bishops on Friday issued a statement opposing the execution of Carey Dean Moore, …

Catholicism

Episcopal Peace Fellowship Death Penalty Abolition Action Group

I’m up early this morning to testify in favor of resolution D077 calling for commuted sentences for those living on death row. This resolution was …

The Unseen Anguish of a Death Sentence – Richard Dieter – Medium

By Lindy Isonhood<p>Wounds heal. Harsh words are forgiven. Even the searing pain of a great loss eases with time. But when I sentenced a man to death …

Death Row

Editorial: Fix the death penalty by killing it

A recently released report on the death penalty system in Pennsylvania suggested several changes.<p>Here's a change it didn't suggest, and it's the only …

Mental Disorders

Gwinnett stepmom turns to divine guidance in death-penalty case

Tiffany Moss faces a death-penalty prosecution for allegedly starving her stepdaughter to death, and she’s facing it alone.<p>Against the advice of …

Athens, GA

EDITORIAL Death penalty panel's report hits the mark

We’ve learned by watching our governments in action that if you really want to complete an evaluation of an issue in the longest amount of time …

Death Row

Justice Kennedy's Retirement Is A Setback For Death Row Inmates

The swing justice often sided with the Supreme Court's liberals in cases that limited when capital punishment was allowed.<p>President Donald Trump’s likely choice of a deeply conservative justice to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court could have a significant impact on death penalty cases, …

Death Row

Study: Tennessee Could Save $1.4 Million Annually Ending Death Penalty for Severe Mental Illness

<b>Tennessee</b> could save an estimated $1.4–1.89 million per year by adopting a ban on capital punishment for defendants with severe mental illness, …

Death Row

Alabama’s Lynching Memorial and the Legacy of Racial Terror in the South

Stevenson calls the death penalty the “stepchild of lynching.” At the Legacy Museum, the parallel is starkly drawn. Yet historians who have probed …

How Do Innocent People End Up Behind Bars? 6 Shocking Wrongful Convictions

"I just want to know why the prosecutors who hid evidence, sent me to prison for something I didn't do and nearly had me killed are not in jail …

Private attorneys in death penalty cases create dilemmas for judges, public defenders

After spending much of the pretrial conference questioning the defense attorney about her caseload, ability to retain co-counsel and the expenses …

Pew Poll Finds Uptick in Death Penalty Support, Though Still Near Historic Lows

Just under 54% of Americans say they support the death penalty and 39% say they are opposed, according to the results of a Pew Research poll released …

Television Documentary Chronicles Innocence Claims of Two Death-Row Prisoners

A new documentary airing on ABC tells the stories of <b>Darlie Lynn Routier</b> and <b>Julius Jones</b>, two death-row prisoners who have long argued they were …

Viola Davis Offers 'The Last Defense' For People on Death Row

The new docuseries explores the case of Julius Jones, a Black college student sentenced to death for killing a White man despite his repeated …

Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2 | POV | PBS

Synopsis<p>For 20 years, Lindy has lived with an unbearable feeling of guilt. Committed to fulfilling her civic duty, Lindy sat with 11 other people on …

Lindy Lou — Juror #2 to speak at Starvin’ for Justice event at US Supreme Court

In less than three weeks, death penalty abolitionists from across the United States and beyond will gather in Washington, DC from June 29 to July 2 …

Jury’s Anti-Gay Prejudice Must Not Send a Man to His Death | ACS

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Foundation for Economic Education

‘I didn’t lay down’: How a California man convicted of murder may have saved his own life

In February, 18-year-old Mariea Starr, a senior at Waynesboro Area Senior High School in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, faced a terrifying, life-altering …

American support for the death penalty inches up, poll finds

After declining considerably in recent years, American support for the death penalty increased this year, fueled by an uptick in political independents backing the practice, according to a new survey.<p>A Pew Research Center poll released Monday found that 54 percent of Americans are in favor of …

Pew Research Center

Mennonite woman jailed for refusing on religious grounds to testify in death-penalty case

“I feel like I’m having to choose between you and God.”<p>That’s what Greta Lindecrantz, a 67-year-old Mennonite, told an Arapahoe County, Colo., district judge on Wednesday after she ordered her to testify for the prosecution in a death-penalty case — or remain in jail for contempt of …

The Last Defense - Official Trailer

Capital Punishment

Presbyterian General Assemblies have been concerned not only for the issue of capital punishment, but also for those imprisoned. The major policy …