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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)

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

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

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

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 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

The Last Defense - Official Trailer

Death Penalty Focus Welcomes New Executive Director Magdaleno Rose-Avila

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Death Penalty Focus announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Magdaleno “Leno” Rose-Avila to the …

Justice Sotomayor Criticizes Supreme Court For Failing to Intervene in Texas Death-Row Prisoner’s Case

Over a strong dissent by <b>Justice Sonia Sotomayor</b> (pictured), the United States Supreme Court on June 4 declined to review the case of Texas condemned …

It’s Time to Stop Executing People With Severe Mental Illness

Nebraska’s death penalty room<p>Anglo-American history shows that, even before our nation’s founding, there was a special category of defendants who …

Death penalty appeal seeks to protect suspects from homophobic jurors

But "[n]o politician has ever proposed constructing a wall to keep homosexuals out of the country," opponents argue.<p>A South Dakota man sentenced to …

ANALYSIS: Research Supports Assertion that U.S. Death Penalty "Devalues Black Lives"

<b>The Movement for Black Lives</b> has called for abolishing the death penalty in the United States, asserting that capital punishment is a racist legacy …

Black Lives Matter and the Call for Death Penalty Abolition | Ethics: Vol 128, No 3

LAWSON: The Constitutional case against the Death Penalty

Despite the best efforts of the United States judicial system, juries can never reach a level of perfection sufficient to determine who lives and who …

State secret: DOC presses lethal injection confidentiality

A law slipped into the 2017 budget bill during the General Assembly’s final hours declared that information about drugs that the state would use to …