DPIC Special Reports


DPIC Special Reports

Apr 09, 2019

DPIC ANALYSIS: 2018 Exoneration Report Shows Official Misconduct and Perjury Remain Leading Causes of Wrongful Homicide Convictions

The two also were the lead­ing fac­tors con­tribut­ing to wrong­ful homi­cide con­vic­tions, 79.4% of which involved police and/​or pros­e­cu­to­r­i­al mis­con­duct (54 cas­es) and 76.5% of which involved perjury/​false accu­sa­tion (52 cas­es). Both were present in more than two-thirds of the homi­cide exon­er­a­tions (47 cas­es, 69.1%) in 2018, includ­ing the wrongful…

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…