Year-end report from DPIC shows “capital punishment is becoming marginalized and meaningless in most of the country”

Today, December 18, 2012, the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) released its year-end report, The Death Penalty in 2012.  According to the report, the number of new death sentences in 2012 was the second lowest since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.  Several states, including North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina, did not impose […]

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December 2012 Alert: Announcing the 2013 Award Winners and Annual Conference Panelists, the Year-End Report, and More!

If you missed the December alert, read more about the annual award winners to be celebrated at the TCADP Annual Conference held in February, the upcoming annual report to be released shortly, the religious leaders dialogue happening in Dallas at Paul Quinn College and other special events coming in the next few months.

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First New Death Sentence of 2012 Imposed in Tarrant County

On Friday, January 27, 2012, jurors in Tarrant County sentenced Kwame Rockwell to death for the murder of a store clerk in 2010. The defense attorneys on this case, Tim Moore and Mark Daniel, asked jurors to consider giving Rockwell a sentence of life in prison without parole as an alternative to the death penalty.  The day […]

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Nationwide Drop in Death Sentences, Executions in 2011

On December 15, the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) released its annual report, The Death Penalty in 2011: Year End Report. According to the report, the number of both new death sentences and executions nationwide experienced significant declines in 2011 compared to previous years, with the number of new death sentences dropping below 100 for […]

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