The Death Penalty Information Center is the preeminent clearinghouse for resources on capital punishment and related issues. With millions of visitors each year, our website is an essential resource for attorneys, students, journalists and members of the general public seeking information about the death penalty. We are a nationally respected and widely quoted source of death penalty analysis for the criminal justice community and the media, putting us in a unique position to inform and shape the national discussion on this critical issue. We have prepared more than 20 special reports, some at the request of Congress, on issues including innocence, race, arbitrariness, and costs.

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The Death Penalty Information Center is supported entirely through grants and donations from generous supporters like you. If you think the American public and people around the world could profit from being better informed about how the death penalty works in practice, please consider contributing to the Death Penalty Information Center.

DPIC has a SILVER rating from Candid, formerly, GuideStar and the Foundation Center.

Your tax deductible contribution allows us to:

  • Monitor and track death-penalty developments across the United States, including exonerations, new death sentences, and executions.
  • Increase our outreach to the public through traditional and online media regarding important death penalty information and the issues surrounding it.
  • Expand the information that we make available through our website.
  • Produce DPIC’s widely acclaimed reports.
  • Develop and promote our educational curricula on the death penalty for high schools and colleges.

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Death Penalty Information Center
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We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization based in Washington, DC. Your donations are tax deductible. All contributions to DPIC will be gratefully acknowledged by a letter or e-mail. Thank you for your support and generosity.