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DPIC Special Reports

Feb 19, 2018

DPIC Analysis: What is the Most Number of Executions Carried Out in a Single Day?

While it is not unusu­al for mul­ti­ple states to sched­ule exe­cu­tions on the same day, it is rare that death war­rants for three or more exe­cu­tions remain active the week the exe­cu­tion is sched­uled to occur. States have car­ried out 3 or more exe­cu­tions on the same day 13 times since exe­cu­tions resumed in the United States in 1977, most recent­ly on…

DPIC Special Reports

Dec 08, 2017

Background on Arkansas April 2017 Executions

Stayed by Arkansas Supreme Court based on pend­ing Supreme Court deci­sion in McWilliams v. 4/​17/​17Don Davis10/​12/​903/​6/​9227WhiteWhiteStayed by Arkansas Supreme Court based on pend­ing Supreme Court deci­sion in McWilliams v.

DPIC Special Reports

Jun 01, 2017

DPIC Analysis: Causes of Wrongful Convictions

The Most Common Causes of Wrongful Death Penalty Convictions: Official Misconduct and Perjury or False Accusation Many fac­tors con­tribute to wrong­ful con­vic­tions, and it is no dif­fer­ent in cap­i­tal cas­es. But the most recent data from the National Registry of Exonerations points to two fac­tors as the most over­whelm­ing­ly preva­lent caus­es of wrongful…