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The Duane Buck Case

The Duane Buck Case

Race, Future Dangerousness, and the Death Penalty, with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund’s Christina Swarns

Published: Jun 28, 2017

Christina Swarns, lit­i­ga­tion direc­tor of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, speaks with DPIC Executive Director Robert Dunham about the case of Texas death-row pris­on­er Duane Buck and the impact of racial bias on deter­mi­na­tions of future …

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Lawyers for the Condemned

Lawyers for the Condemned

Scott Braden and Julie Vandiver discuss Arkansas’s April 2017 executions

Published: May 30, 2017

In April 2017, Arkansas sched­uled a record eight exe­cu­tions in eleven days. Four ulti­mate­ly were stayed, and four were car­ried out. DPIC staff mem­bers Robin Konrad and Anne Holsinger inter­view Scott Braden and Julie Vandiver, two of the lawyers wh…

Discussions With DPIC

Arkansas’ plan to execute seven prisoners over an 11-day period

Published: Apr 13, 2017

DPIC staff mem­bers Robert Dunham, Robin Konrad, and Anne Holsinger explain Arkansas’ plan to exe­cute sev­en pris­on­ers over an 11-day peri­od begin­ning April 17. They dis­cuss the state’s rea­sons for the con­densed exe­cu­tion sched­ule, cur­rent litigatio…