In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information on the nation’s first scheduled execution of the year, as well as details on upcoming film releases, the TCADP 2020 Annual Conference, and recent death penalty developments in Texas and nationwide.
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 […]
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.
Earlier this week, the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) published the results of a national poll about Americans’ views on the death penalty. Here are some of the key findings: The poll showed growing support for alternatives to the death penalty when compared with previous polls. 61% of voters would choose a punishment other than […]