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DPIC In-Depth Reports

May 01, 1992

Justice on the Cheap: The Philadelphia Story

Them with­out the cap­i­tal get the pun­ish­ment” is a well-worn phrase among those who have stud­ied the unequal appli­ca­tion of the death penal­ty in America. While already inad­e­quate fund­ing for indi­gent defense pro­grams is being slashed across the nation in the face of shrink­ing state bud­gets, Pennsylvania pro­vides no funds at all for such…

DPIC In-Depth Reports

Mar 01, 1992

Killing Justice: Government Misconduct and the Death Penalty

Others with equal­ly com­pelling evi­dence of offi­cial gov­ern­ment mis­con­duct remain impris­oned in every state in the coun­try and on every death row. Misconduct by the gov­ern­ment in the pur­suit of a death sen­tence can take many forms.

DPIC In-Depth Reports

Jan 01, 1991

Chattahoochee Judicial District: BUCKLE OF THE DEATH BELT: The Death Penalty in Microcosm

Nearly 20 years after the Supreme Court held the death penal­ty uncon­sti­tu­tion­al – large­ly because of racial dis­crim­i­na­tion – the death penal­ty in America con­tin­ues to reflect the worst aspects of our judi­cial sys­tem: racism, unequal treat­ment of the poor, a shame­ful­ly inad­e­quate legal defense sys­tem and abuse of dis­cre­tion by ambi­tious prosecutors…