Reports

With Justice for Few: The Growing Crisis in Death Penalty Representation

by Richard C. Dieter, Esq. Executive Director, Death Penalty Information Center October 1995 TABLE OF CONTENTS
Executive Summary
Introduction
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Twenty Years of Capital Punishment: A Re-evaluation

Death Penalty Information Center by Richard C. Dieter, Esq. Executive Director, Death Penalty Information Center June 1996

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The Continuation of Racial Discrimination

1998 Year End Report: New Voices Raise Dissent, Executions Decline

Death Penalty Information Center December 1998


New Voices Raise Dissent, Executions Decline

The number of executions in 1998 declined slightly from the record number in 1997. As of December 18, there were 68 executions in the U.S., down from 74 people executed last year (no more are scheduled this year). About half of the executions occurred in two states: Texas and Virginia. The total number of executions in the U.S. since 1976 reached 500. The number of people on death row again moved to a record high and now stands at 3,517,

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1997 Year End Report: The Death Penalty in 1997

1997 Year End Report

Texas Pushes Nation's Executions To Record Numbers in 1997, But Opposition Grows

The number of executions in 1997 easily surpassed the highest figure for any year since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. As of December 15, 1997, there were 74 executions in the country this year, 18 more than in 1995, the previous record year. The last time more people were executed in a single year in the United States was 1955, when 76 people were executed. The executions this year brought the overall total since the reinstatement

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Chattahoochee Judicial District: BUCKLE OF THE DEATH BELT: The Death Penalty in Microcosm

Death Penalty Information Center

DPIC with the support of The Southern Christian Leadership Conference

1320 Eighteenth Street, NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20036
202-293-6970 / Fax: 202-822-4787 by Michael Kroll former Executive Director, Death Penalty Information Center 1991

 

The Death Penalty in Black and White: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides

by Richard C. Dieter, Esq. Executive Director, Death Penalty Information Center June 1998 It is tempting to pretend that minorities on death row share a fate in no way connected to our own, that our treatment of them sounds no echoes beyond the chambers in which they die. Such an illusion is ultimately corrosive, for the reverberations of injustice are not so easily confined. -Justice William Brennan (1987)

International Perspectives on the Death Penalty: A Costly Isolation for the U.S.

by Richard C. Dieter, Esq. Executive Director, Death Penalty Information Center October 1999

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International Developments

Innocence and the Death Penalty: Assessing The Danger of Mistaken Executions

Staff Report by the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights Committee on the Judiciary One Hundred Third Congress, First Session Issued October 21, 1993 Chairman Don Edwards of the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommitte on Civil and Constitutional Rights directed the subcommittee majority staff to prepare this report. This report has not been reviewed or approved by other members of the subcommittee. Prepared with the assistance of the Death Penalty Information Center

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