DPIC Special Reports


DPIC Special Reports

Oct 14, 2022

Deeply Rooted: How Racial History Informs Oklahoma’s Death Penalty

Furthermore, Oklahoma’s planned exe­cu­tions are sched­uled to move for­ward despite evi­dence that there are seri­ous prob­lems with Oklahoma’s death penal­ty that the state has done lit­tle to address. Death penal­ty cas­es in Oklahoma have gar­nered sig­nif­i­cant media atten­tion in recent years, pro­vid­ing the pub­lic with tan­gi­ble exam­ples of sys­temic issues…

DPIC Special Reports

Feb 18, 2021

DPIC Special Report: The Innocence Epidemic

In 1993, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights con­duct­ed hear­ings on what was then a rel­a­tive­ly unknown ques­tion: How sig­nif­i­cant was the risk that inno­cent peo­ple were being wrong­ful­ly con­vict­ed and sen­tenced to death in the United States. That research — under­tak­en before the avail­abil­i­ty of the internet…

DPIC Special Reports

Oct 23, 2020

DPIC Analysis: Use or Threat of Death Penalty Implicated in 19 Exoneration Cases in 2019

The use or threat of the death penal­ty was a fac­tor in more than 13% of exon­er­a­tions across the United States in 2019 and near­ly 95% of those cas­es involved some form of major mis­con­duct, a Death Penalty Information Center analy­sis of data from the National Registry of Exonerations has revealed. However, DPIC’s review of the National Registry’s…