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Killing Justice: Government Misconduct and the Death Penalty

by Michael Kroll former Executive Director, Death Penalty Information Center March 1992   "(...the prosecutor) is the representative... of a sovereignty... whose interest... in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done."

--Berger v. United States, 295 U.S. 78 (1935)

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Racial Disparities in Federal Death Penalty Prosecutions 1988-1994

Staff Report by the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights
Committee on the Judiciary
One Hundred Third Congress, Second Session
March 1994
prepared with the assistance of the Death Penalty Information Center

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Summary
The Federal Death Penalty

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The Future of the Death Penalty in the U.S.: A Texas-Sized Crisis

by Richard C. Dieter, Esq. Executive Director Death Penalty Information Center May 1994

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Executive Summary
Introduction

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2000 Year End Report: A Watershed Year of Change

Year End Report 2000 The Death Penalty in 2000: Year End Report Death Penalty Information Center

December 2000

A Watershed Year of Change

New Revelations About Death Penalty Reverse Years of Division

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CMFE's letter to President Bush urging an immediate moratorium on all federal executions

Citizens for a Moratorium On Federal Executions
Citizens for a Moratorium On Federal Executions, a Washington-based group of prominent death penalty opponents, sent President Bush a letter on June 4, 2001 urging him to impose an immediate moratorium on all federal executions.

Here is the full text of the letter:

Dear President Bush:

As you know from our previous correspondence to you and to President Clinton, Citizens for a Moratorium on Federal Executions (CMFE) is a growing coalition of individuals with differing views on the authority of government

Dr. Sidney Wolfe's Letter to John Romine, M.D., urging the immediate suspension of Dr. Fred Pintz's license to practice medicine because of his involvement in an upcoming execution

Dr. Wolfe's letter PUBLIC CITIZEN
November 2, 2001
Urgent: Immediate Attention

John Romine, MD
President, New Mexico State Board of Medical Examiners
2nd Floor, Lamy Bldg.
491 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Dear Dr. Romine,

I have learned from several sources that Dr. Fred Pintz, the Chief Medical Officer of the State of New Mexico, has flagrantly violated a principle implicit in the New Mexico Medical Practice Act by providing authorization for the acquisition and provision of the drugs to be used by the New Mexico Department

Illinois Death Row Inmates Granted Commutation by Governor George Ryan on January 12, 2003

Illinois Death Row Inmates Granted Commutation

(sentences were commuted to life in prison unless otherwise indicated)

1. ALLEN, KENNETH (B)
2. ALVINE, RONALD (W)
3. ARMSTRONG, DONALD (B)
4. ASHFORD, JAMES (B)
5. BALLARD, MARK (W)
6. BANKS, RANDY (B)
7. BARROW, RONALD (W)
8. BEAN, HAROLD (W)
9. BRISBON, HENRY (B)
10. BRITZ, DEWAYNE (W)
11. BROOKS, TERRENCE (B)
12. BROWN, ANTHONY (B)
13. BROWN, ANTON (B)
14. BURGESS, RAY (W)
15. BURT, RONALD (W)
16. BURTON, PETER (W)
17. BUSS, TIMOTHY (W)

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE GROUPS SAY INNOCENT MAN MAY BE EXECUTED, ASK FOR RELIEF IN CHARLIE ALSTON CASE

Alston Press Release

COALITION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 20, 2001 CONTACTS:
Gerda Stein
Center for Death Penalty Litigation
919.789.0401
Janine Fodor
Attorney
716.372.0798

CRIMINAL JUSTICE GROUPS SAY INNOCENT MAN MAY BE EXECUTED, ASK FOR RELIEF IN CHARLIE ALSTON CASE




Raleigh, NC - December 20, 2001. A coalition of criminal justice organizations today asked that the execution of Charlie

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DPIC: Illinois Commission on Capital Punishment

The Death Penalty Information Center has assembled the following press materials and Web links to provide easy access to information regarding the work of the Illinois Commission on Capital Punishment, a blue-ribbon panel that has recently completed the nation's most comprehensive state review of the death penalty. The Commission's findings and recommendations will surely capture the attention of lawmakers and legal experts throughout the nation who are watching closely
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