Women

Life, Death and Uncertainty

Life, death and uncertainty THE BOSTON GLOBE July 8, 2001

Life, death and uncertainty

By MICHAEL POSNOR
op-ed

To the judge in charge, the murder trial of Kristen Gilbert offered an unsettling lesson - and inescapable conclusion - about the ultimate cost of the death penalty

Federal judges are not allowed to offer opinions, at least not in any significant way, on cases or issues that were, are, or might be before them. That is as it should be.

But an excessive reluctance to say anything about the legal process,

The Death Penalty's Other Victims

The death penalty's other victims Salon.Com

January 2, 2001
Tuesday

The death penalty's other victims

By DAVID LINDORFF

When prosecutors eliminate jurors opposed to capital punishment, they also weed out women and minorities and stack the deck against defendants.


Ellen Reasonover found out the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished. When the St. Louis resident approached police with information she thought might help them catch the killer of a gas- station attendant, they arrested

An Imaginary Homicide

An Imaginary Homicide NEW YORK TIMES

August 15, 2002

An Imaginary Homicide

By BOB HERBERT, op-ed

If you are going to charge three defendants with capital murder for killing a newborn, do you have an obligation to show that the baby really was killed?

Not in Alabama, you don't.

Do you need to show, somehow, that the baby ever existed?

Not in Alabama. Not if the defendants are poor, black and retarded.

"I mean this thing is just unbelievable," said Rick Hutchinson, a lawyer from the tiny Choctaw County town of Butler, whose

Women and the Death Penalty

Women Executed in the U.S. Since 1900

  Date of Execution Name Race State Execution Method
1. 7/17/1903 DORA WRIGHT B OK Hanging
2. 12/8/1905 MARY ROGERS W VT Hanging
3. 3/29/1909 MARY FARMER W NY
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Case Summaries of Female Death Row Prisoners

CASE SUMMARIES FOR FEMALE OFFENDERS UNDER DEATH SENTENCES AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2012

Source: "DEATH PENALTY FOR FEMALE OFFENDERS, JANUARY 1, 1973, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2012" by Victor Streib

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