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Through Thick and Thin: On Death Row, Two Men Defied Odds With Friendship and Hope

Through Thick and Thin ABC NEWS.com

August 19, 2000

Through Thick and Thin
On Death Row, Two Men Defied Odds With Friendship and Hope

Aug. 19 — Greg Wilhoit remembers his desperation as he was brought in to his cellblock at the State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla.

I thought, My life’s over, literally over,” he says. As prisoner 100841, Wilhoit faced the death penalty after a jury found him guilty in 1987 of his wife’s murder.

A year later, Ron Williamson — Wilhoit’s new neighbor across the hall

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Bibliography of Recent Articles and Programs on the Death Penalty

Bibliography of Recent Articles and Programs on the DP
Dialogue on the Death Penalty Project

Compiled by Professor James Liebman, Columbia University School of Law
(see also, Recent Articles on the Death Penalty - with text available on DPIC's Web site)

(alphabetical by author)

Adams, Noah et al, Illinois death row releases closely match executions in number, supporting call for moratorium while process is reviewed, All Things Considered, National Public Radio January 27, 2000. (available at

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States With No Death Penalty Share Lower Homicide Rates

States With No Death Penalty Share Lower Homicide Rates NEW YORK TIMES

September 22, 2000

States With No Death Penalty Share Lower Homicide Rates

By RAYMOND BONNER and FORD FESSENDEN

The dozen states that have chosen not to enact the death penalty since the Supreme Court ruled in 1976 that it was constitutionally permissible have not had higher homicide rates than states with the death penalty, government statistics and a new survey by The New York Times show.

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