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Part II: Too Broken to Fix: An In-depth Look at America’s Outlier Death Penalty Counties

Today, Harvard Law School’s Fair Punishment Project released Part II of its report, Too Broken to Fix: An In-depth Look at America’s Outlier Death Penalty Counties, which provides an in-depth look at how the death penalty is operating in the handful of counties across the country that are still using it, including Dallas County, Texas.

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New report: Too Broken to Fix: An In-depth Look at America’s Outlier Death Penalty Counties

A new report from the Fair Punishment Project at Harvard Law School offers an in-depth look at how the death penalty is operating in the small handful of counties across the country that are still using it. Of the 3,143 county or county equivalents in the United States, only 16—or one half of one percent—imposed five […]

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Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2015: The Year in Review

According to TCADP’s new report, Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2015: The Year in Review, death sentences in Texas have dropped to their lowest level on record. Texas juries rejected the death penalty in more cases than they imposed it this year.

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TCADP November 2015 Alert: Texas schedules last execution of the year

In this edition of our monthly e-newsletter, you’ll find information about three recent death penalty trials in Texas, the National Association of Evangelicals’ new position on the death penalty, and featured events in El Paso, Huntsville, and North Texas.

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Dallas Morning News Editorial: Living without the death penalty in Texas

A new editorial from the Dallas Morning News addresses declining use of the death penalty in Texas and features excerpts from an interview with former District Attorney Tim Cole, who advocates for abolition of the death penalty.

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TCADP’s July Alert: No death sentences in Texas in first half of the year

In this edition of our monthly alert, you’ll find commentary on the 39th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Gregg v. Georgia, which paved the way for the resumption of executions, and the court’s recent ruling in Glossip v. Gross; plus new interactive resources on the death penalty, including our updated county map.

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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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TCADP Releases 2013 Year-End Report on Texas Death Penalty Developments

Today, December 17, 2013, TCADP released its year-end report, Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2013: The Year in Review. According to the report, just one county accounted for one third of the nine new death sentences imposed by Texas juries this year.