Entries tagged with “Partial Innocence

Policy Issues

Innocence

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Upcoming Executions

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Oct 28, 2019

Georgia Prisoner Says He is Not the Shooter, Seeks Stay of Execution to Permit DNA Testing

Supported by the mur­der victim’s daugh­ter, a Georgia death-row pris­on­er who is sched­uled for exe­cu­tion October 30, 2019 is ask­ing the fed­er­al courts to grant him a stay to per­mit DNA test­ing that, he says, will prove that he did not com­mit the killing for which he is on death row. Ray Cromartie (pic­tured) admits his involve­ment in the rob­bery in which Richard Slysz was mur­dered, but main­tains that his co-defen­dant shot the victim.

Policy Issues

Innocence

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Nov 12, 2019

New Podcast: Unrequited Innocence” with Rob Warden and John Seasly

At least 166 wrong­ful­ly con­vict­ed death-row pris­on­ers have been exon­er­at­ed since the death penal­ty was rein­sti­tut­ed in the United States in 1973. That num­ber, how­ev­er, may only scratch the sur­face in assess­ing the degree to which inno­cent men and women are being sent to U.S. death rows.