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Special Report: The Innocence Epidemic by the Death Penalty Information Center finds three more Texas death row exonerations

The Death Penalty Information Center’s (DPIC) new Special Report: The Innocence Epidemic provides in-depth analysis regarding the facts of wrongful convictions in capital cases. With the release of this report last month, DPIC has added 11 individuals to its list of individuals exonerated from death row. Of the 185 exonerations nationwide, 16 involve cases in Texas. The report also updates a key death penalty stat: for every eight people executed in the United States, one individual sentenced to death is exonerated.

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National death penalty developments in 2018

On December 14, 2018, the Death Penalty Information Center released its 2018 year-end report, detailing death penalty developments across the nation. The report notes that 2018 marked the fourth consecutive year with fewer than 30 executions and less than 50 new death sentences. Other significant developments include: Use of the death penalty remained at historic […]

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New report chronicles plight of veterans on death row

In conjunction with Veterans Day earlier this month, the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) released a new report that chronicles the plight of some 300 veterans on death row nationwide, including many who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). According to report author Richard Dieter, “Defense attorneys representing veterans accused of capital crimes often fail […]

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National Death Penalty Developments in 2013, from the Death Penalty Information Center

A new report from the Death Penalty Information Center notes that on the national level, less than 40 executions took place this year and new death sentences remained near a historic low, as well.

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November 2013 TCADP Alert: Declining Public Support for the Death Penalty; Overturned Death Row Convictions; and a Special 2014 Annual Conference Announcement

Read more about the upcoming scheduled execution, case updates, the TCADP Fall newsletter, coming events, the TCADP annual conference, and death penalty developments. Subscribe today and receive this in your email box!

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TCADP October 2013 Alert: Do you live in one of the top 15 executing counties in the United States?

Today, October 2, 2013, the Death Penalty Information Center released a new report, The 2% Death Penalty: How a Minority of Counties Produce Most Death Cases at Enormous Costs to All. The report shows that, contrary to the assumption that the death penalty is widely used nationwide, only a few jurisdictions employ capital punishment extensively. Only 2% of U.S. counties are responsible for the majority of cases leading to executions since 1976. Nine counties in Texas are among the top 15 counties by execution since 1976.

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New Report Shows Use of the Death Penalty Concentrated in 2% of Counties Nationwide

Today, October 2, 2013, the Death Penalty Information Center released a new report, The 2% Death Penalty: How a Minority of Counties Produce Most Death Cases at Enormous Costs to All. The report shows that, contrary to the assumption that the death penalty is widely used nationwide, only a few jurisdictions employ capital punishment extensively. […]

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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 […]