DPIC is pleased to announce the launch of its latest resource, State Information Pages, providing historical and current information on the death penalty for each state. This resource is a work-in-progress, but we are happy to present the first 15 state pages. Our original state-by-state database is still the best place to look for frequently-updated information such as execution totals and murder rates. The new pages are designed as a source of information on each state’s unique history related to the death penalty, including famous capital cases, past legislative actions, and other interesting facts. Each state page includes a picture representing a unique quality of the state. The pages also provide links to relevant websites, such as state legislatures, groups doing death penalty work, and Departments of Corrections. Much of the information for these pages has been provided by individuals and organizations working on the death penalty in each state and we welcome further input. Thanks to those who helped make this new resource possible.

(DPIC, April 26, 2011). You can reach the State Information Pages through the “State by State” button at the top of every page or under the “Resources” tab in our main menu.