Reports

Killing Justice: Government Misconduct and the Death Penalty

by Michael Kroll former Executive Director, Death Penalty Information Center March 1992   "(...the prosecutor) is the representative... of a sovereignty... whose interest... in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done."

--Berger v. United States, 295 U.S. 78 (1935)

The Future of the Death Penalty in the U.S.: A Texas-Sized Crisis

by Richard C. Dieter, Esq. Executive Director Death Penalty Information Center May 1994

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Executive Summary
Introduction

2000 Year End Report: A Watershed Year of Change

Year End Report 2000 The Death Penalty in 2000: Year End Report Death Penalty Information Center

December 2000

A Watershed Year of Change

New Revelations About Death Penalty Reverse Years of Division

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Sentencing for Life: Americans Embrace Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Reports

Below are reports released by the Death Penalty Information Center since its inception, covering subjects such as race, innocence, politicization, costs of the death penalty, and more. When opening a report, please allow the report page to load fully before selecting links to sections or footnotes.

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Millions Misspent: What Politicians Don't Say About the High Costs of the Death Penalty

by Richard C. Dieter, Esq. Executive Director, Death Penalty Information Center October 1992 - Revised, Fall 1994

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Executive Summary
Introduction
Financial Costs of the Death Penalty

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Innocence and the Death Penalty: The Increasing Danger of Executing the Innocent

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

July 1997


Table of Contents:

Executive Summary

Introduction

Part I: The Danger of Mistaken Executions

Part II: The Cases of Innocence

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1999 Year End Report: Executions Reach Record High, But Concern Also Grows

The Death Penalty in 1999: Year End Report Death Penalty Information Center


December 1999

Innocence Cases Spur Broad Challenges To Death Penalty in 1999

The number of executions in the U.S. in 1999 was the highest for any year since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. There were 98 executions, one-third of them in Texas. This 44% increase in executions from last year is partly the result of a large number of older cases facing an expedited

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