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DPIC Press Release: 100th DEATH ROW EXONEREE FREED IN ARIZONA

100 Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 9, 2002 CONTACT: BRENDA BOWSER
(202) 293-6970
[email protected]

100th DEATH ROW EXONEREE FREED IN ARIZONA

DNA evidence vindicates man wrongfully convicted of 1991 murder

WASHINGTON, DC -- Ray Krone is the 100th innocent person convicted of capital murder to walk free from prison since 1973, according to an announcement made today by the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC).

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Sandra Babcock Press Release: NATIONS UNITE TO SUPPORT SUAREZ MEDINA APPEAL

Sandra L. Babcock Attorney at Law Minneapolis, MN 55404 (612) 871-5080

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2002 CONTACT: SANDRA L. BABCOCK Counsel to sovereign amici in Javier Suarez Medina v. State of Texas. Telephone: (612) 871-5080 Fax: (612)872-4967

Nations Unite to Support Suárez Medina Appeal

In an extraordinary display of international solidarity and concern, thirteen nations have joined with Mexico in supporting

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DPIC Press Release: PENNSYLVANIA MAN IS 101st EXONERATED DEATH ROW INMATE

101 Exoneration FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 6, 2002 Contact: BRENDA BOWSER
202-293-6970
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PENNSYLVANIA MAN IS 101st
EXONERATED DEATH ROW INMATE

Jury acquits Thomas Kimbell after hearing crucial testimony barred at first trial

WASHINGTON, DC -- Thomas H. Kimbell, Jr., became the nation's 101st exonerated death row inmate since the reinstatement of the death penalty, according to an announcement made today by the Death

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Victims' Voices: Chicago Event to Highlight Murder Victims' Family Members Who Favor Clemency

MURDER VICTIMS' FAMILIES FOR RECONCILIATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, December 3, 20002 CONTACT:Renny Cushing 617-868-0007, [email protected] Kate Lowenstein 617-868-0007, [email protected]

"VICTIMS' VOICES:" CHICAGO EVENT TO HIGHLIGHT MURDER VICTIMS' FAMILY MEMBERS WHO FAVOR CLEMENCY

Dec 3, 2002 - Members of Murder Victims' Families

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Historic Illinois Hearings Address Innocence and the Death Penalty

Following a series of celebrated releases of innocent defendants from its death row, Illinois's House of Representatives held hearings to address the state's system of capital punishment on September 15 & 16, 1999. Among those who testified were Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking; Mike Farrell, actor and human rights activist; Renny Cushing, Director of Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation; Bryan Stevenson, Director of Equal Justice Initiative; Professor Lawrence Marshall, Northwestern University School of Law; Richard

Judge Rakoff's preliminary ruling in the Quinones case

Rakoff.html UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ALAN QUINONES

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7320

April 25, 2002, Decided
April 25, 2002, Filed



Judge Rakoff

The Federal Death Penalty Act, 18 U.S.C. 3591-3598, serves deterrent and retributive functions, or so Congress could reasonably have concluded when it passed the Act in 1994. But despite the important goals, and undoubted popularity, of this federal act and similar state statutes,

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit: United States v. Quinones

 UPDATE: Quinones and his co-defendant were sentenced to life imprisonment. (New York Times, Jan. 2, 2005)

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