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Executions in the U.S. 1608-2002: The Espy File

The "Espy File" is a database of executions in the United States and the earlier colonies from 1608 to 2002. This list of 15,269 executions was compiled by M. Watt Espy and John Ortiz Smykla, and was made available through the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research. Note: This is the latest version of the Espy File. Previously, this web page contained "The Espy File: 1608-1987."

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1999 Year End Report: Executions Reach Record High, But Concern Also Grows

The Death Penalty in 1999: Year End Report Death Penalty Information Center


December 1999

Innocence Cases Spur Broad Challenges To Death Penalty in 1999

The number of executions in the U.S. in 1999 was the highest for any year since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. There were 98 executions, one-third of them in Texas. This 44% increase in executions from last year is partly the result of a large number of older cases facing an expedited

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ONE IN SIX DEATH ROW INMATES DEFENDED AT TRIAL BY LAWYERS DISCIPLINED BY STATE BAR

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October 15, 2002 Contact: David Mills
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ONE IN SIX DEATH ROW INMATES DEFENDED AT TRIAL BY LAWYERS DISCIPLINED BY STATE BAR

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PRESS CONFERENCE TO MARK 20 YEARS OF LETHAL INJECTION EXECUTIONS

PR-TCASK TENNESSEE COALITION TO ABOLISH STATE KILLING
P.O. Box 120552 . Nashville, Tennessee . 37212 . 615-329-0048
e-mail: [email protected]
"Promoting Alternatives to Capital Punishment in Tennessee"


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 10, 2002 CONTACT: RANDY TATEL
(615) 329-0048

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Mexican Embassy Raises Questions of Innocence, Fairness in Case of Cesar Roberto Fierro

Fierro

In 1980, Mexican national Cesar Roberto Fierro was sent to death row for the murder of Nicolas Castanon, an El Paso, Texas, cab driver. Since then, a steady stream of questions surrounding his conviction has led Mexican Embassy officials to request a closer examination of his case and his possible innocence.

Harris County, Texas, Polls

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Source: Houston Chronicle, December 31, 2002

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Killing for Votes: The Dangers of Politicizing the Death Penalty Process

by Richard C. Dieter, Esq. Executive Director, Death Penalty Information Center October 1996  Persons who undertake the task of administering justice impartially should not be required--indeed, they should not be permitted--to finance campaigns or to curry the favor of voters by making predictions or promises about how they will decide cases before they have heard any evidence or argument. A campaign promise to "be tough on crime," or to "enforce the death penalty," is evidence of bias that should disqualify

Testimony of Richard Dieter Before the Legislative Commission Subcommittee to Study the Death Penalty

Testimony of
Richard C. Dieter
Executive Director, Death Penalty Information Center
Before the
Legislative Commission's Subcommittee to Study
the Death Penalty and Related DNA Testing

Assembly and Senate of Nevada
Las Vegas, Nevada

April 18, 2002
via videoconference

INTRODUCTION

Good afternoon. Madam Chair, and Members of the Committee. I want to thank you for this opportunity to appear before you and to offer my remarks on the costs of the death penalty.

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