Press Releases

Note: Inclusion of press releases and media advisories not released by Death Penalty Information Center does not imply the Center’s endorsement of the views expressed.

Press Releases 2014 – present

DateTypeTitleReleased By
9/3/19StatementStatement by DPIC Executive Director Robert Dunham Concerning Federal Proposal for Reduced Appellate Review of Murders Involving Mass Shootings or Deaths of Police OfficersDPIC
6/26/19Press ReleaseCHARLES RAY FINCH EXONERATED IN NORTH CAROLINA 43 YEARS AFTER BEING SENTENCED TO DEATHDPIC
5/30/19StatementStatement by Robert Dunham, Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center on New Hampshire’s Repeal of Its Death-Penalty StatuteDPIC
5/28/19StatementStatement by Death Penalty Information Center Executive Director Robert Dunham Regarding the Death of Exoneree Harold WilsonDPIC
3/13/19Press ReleaseCalifornia Governor Announces Moratorium on Executions One-Third of U.S. Death Row Prisoners Now Under MoratoriumDPIC
12/14/18Press Release2018 Marked the Fourth Consecutive Year with Fewer than 30 Executions and Less than 50 Death SentencesDPIC
11/29/18Press ReleaseInvolvement of Tainted Pharmacy in Texas Executions Highlights Risk of Death-Penalty Secrecy LawsDPIC
11/20/18Press ReleaseDeath Penalty Information Center Releases Comprehensive Study of State Secrecy LawsDPIC
12/17/17Press ReleaseU.S. Sees Second Fewest Death Sentences and Executions in 25 YearsDPIC
8/22/17Press ReleaseStatement of Robert Dunham, Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center, on Marcellus Williams’ Stay of ExecutionDPIC
7/10/17Press ReleaseExecutions, New Death Sentences Remain Near Historic Lows in First Half of 2017DPIC
4/19/17Press ReleaseRodricus Crawford Exonerated from Louisiana Death RowDPIC
3/7/17Press ReleaseStatement of Robert Dunham, Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center, on the release of the National Registry of Exonerations’ reports Exonerations in 2016 and Race and Wrongful Convictions in the United StatesDPIC
5/23/16Press ReleaseStatement of Robert Dunham, Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center, on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Foster v. ChatmanDPIC
1/27/16Press ReleaseWindows on Death Row: Art from Inside and Outside the Prison WallsWindows on Death Row
12/15/15Press ReleaseDeath Penalty Use in 2015 Declines Sharply: Fewest Executions, Fewest Death Sentences, and Fewest States Employing the Death Penalty in DecadesDPIC
11/10/15Press ReleaseNew Report Shines Light on Military Veterans Facing the Death PenaltyDPIC
6/9/15Press ReleaseTexas Man Becomes 154th Exonerated from Death Row; Charges Dropped Against Alfred Dewayne Brown in Killing of Houston Police Officer After Prosecution Withheld Key Alibi EvidenceDPIC
5/28/15Press ReleaseStatement by Robert Dunham, Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC), on Nebraska’s repeal of the death penaltyDPIC
5/04/15Press ReleaseMississippi Man is Exonerated from Death Row | Willie Manning Becomes 153rd Person Added to the Death Penalty Information Center’s Innocence List; May Have Been Wrongfully Convicted of Two Sets of MurdersDPIC
4/29/15Media AdvisoryU.S. Supreme Court to Hold Oral Argument on Lethal Injection Challenge on WednesdayDPIC
4/3/15Press ReleaseALABAMA EXONERATES MAN WHO SPENT 30 YEARS ON DEATH ROW FOR A CRIME HE DID NOT COMMIT;DPIC
4/2/15Press ReleaseEqual Justice Initiative Wins Release of Anthony Ray HintonEqual Justice Initiative
3/27/15Press ReleaseU.S. Supreme Court to Hold Oral Argument in Case where Man was Found Intellectually Disabled, But Continues to Face ExecutionDPIC
3/23/15Press ReleaseDEBRA MILKE EXONERATED FROM ARIZONA DEATH ROW: USA’s 151st Death-Row ExonerationDPIC
3/9/15Press ReleaseTHE DEATH PENALTY INFORMATION CENTER WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR | Long-Time Director Assumes New Role, as Organization Expands ResourcesDPIC
3/5/15Press ReleaseMurder Victims’ Families, State Legislators to File Briefs Affirming California’s Death Penalty is Broken Beyond RepairAttorneys for Ernest Jones
1/19/15Press ReleaseFederal Court Asked to Prevent Ohio’s Secrecy Law from Taking Effect - Death Row Prisoners Seek Preliminary Injunction of New Statute which Silences Speech for One Side of Lethal Injection DebateAttorneys for Ron Phillips
11/20/14Press ReleaseOHIO EXONERATES FORMER DEATH ROW INMATE 39 YEARS AFTER CONVICTION DPIC
11/19/14Press ReleaseWorldwide Support Grows for Clemency for Scott Panetti, A Paranoid Schizophrenic Scheduled for Execution on December 3rdTexas Defender Service
11/12/14Press ReleaseDozens of Mental Health Organizations and Experts, Former Prosecutors, Evangelicals and the American Bar Association Urge Texas Governor to Commute Death Sentence of Severely Mentally Ill Man Facing Imminent ExecutionTexas Defender Service
10/09/14Press ReleaseInnocent Man Released from Prison after Nine Years, Four on Death RowACLU Capital Punishment Project
9/3/14Press ReleaseTHIRTY YEARS AFTER TWO BLACK TEENAGERS WERE SENTENCED TO DEATH IN NORTH CAROLINA, JUDGE DECLARES THEM INNOCENTDPIC
9/2/14Press ReleaseDNA evidence frees two innocent N.C. men 30 years after wrongful conviction Attorneys for Leon Brown and Henry McCollum
8/4/14Press ReleaseNewly Formed Marshall Project Details New Evidence of Prosecutorial Misconduct Resulting in Likely Wrongful Execution of Cameron Todd WillinghamMarshall Project
7/6/14Press ReleaseStatement from Attorneys for Hank Skinner in Response to State District Court’s RulingAttorneys for Hank Skinner
6/26/14Press ReleaseArizona Death Row Prisoners Sue State Officials Alleging Human Experimentation in ExecutionsAttorneys for Arizona Death Row Inmates
6/25/14Press ReleaseOklahoma Death Row Prisoners Sue State Officials to Avoid Future Problems with ExecutionsAttorneys for Oklahoma Death Row Inmates
4/28/14Press ReleaseNATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES STUDY POINTS TO HIGH RATE OF INNOCENCE ON DEATH ROWDPIC
3/12/14Press Release

NEW HAMPSHIRE HOUSE OVERWHELMINGLY VOTES TO REPEAL DEATH PENALTY

DPIC
3/12/14Press Release

LOUISIANA INMATE EXONERATED AND FREED FROM DEATH ROW AFTER 30 YEARS

DPIC