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Advisory Panel on Wrongful Convictions Issues Recommendations

The Timothy Cole Advisory Panel on Wrongful Convictions recently concluded its work to study the prevention of wrongful convictions. The panel was established by the state legislature in 2009 and […]

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Letters to Ohio Governor for Kevin Keith

Repost from National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty:

This is it. We have only days to save an innocent man’s life.

Please send a letter to Governor Strickland today asking him to grant clemency to Mr. Keith, who is scheduled to be executed on September 15, despite new evidence of his innocence.

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Ohio Parole Board denies clemency for Kevin Keith

Sadly, this morning, the Ohio Parole Board unanimously recommended against clemency for Kevin Keith. To learn more about Kevin Keith and get involved, please visit

Statement from Attorneys for Kevin Keith in Response to Today’s Parole Board Recommendation Against Clemency:

The Governor’s ultimate responsibility is to ensure that no human being is executed in Ohio absent absolute certainty. In Kevin Keith’s case, too many questions remain unanswered, and his execution should not proceed as planned.

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Two DNA Exonerations in Harris County in One Week

In the last six days, two men from Harris County have been released from prison due to DNA evidence of their wrongful conviction.    A state district judge has ordered […]

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Retired NYC Police Investigator Voices Concerns about Death Penalty

Today’s Hartford (Connecticut) Courant features an excellent op-ed from Terrence P. Dwyer,  a retired investigator with the New York State Police, Bureau of Criminal Investigation.  In “More than Reasonable Doubt About […]

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The death penalty: Still arbitrary, capricious, and discriminatory

July 2 marked the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Gregg v. Georgia (1976), which upheld the newly crafted death penalty statutes of several states (including that of Texas) […]

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Supreme Court to Hear Hank Skinner Case

Breaking news: The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether Texas death row inmate Hank Skinner should have access to evidence for DNA testing that could clear him of […]

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Profile On Soon To Be Executed Texas Death Row Inmate, Linda Carty

Bianca Jagger, an international human right’s activist, Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador, and the founder and chair of the Biana Jagger Human Rights Foundation, wrote a death row profile in […]