Entries tagged with “Veterans

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Jun 06, 2020

Capital Case Roundup — Death Penalty Court Decisions the Week of June 12020

NEWS (6/​5/​20) — North Carolina: The North Carolina Supreme Court has struck down the state leg­is­la­ture’s attempt­ed retroac­tive repeal of the state’s Racial Justice Act, restor­ing the rights of approx­i­mate­ly 130 death-row pris­on­ers to seek …

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Mental Illness

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Recent Legislative Activity

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New Voices

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Jan 05, 2018

Retired Lt. General: Exclude Mentally Ill Vets from the Death Penalty

Saying that the death penal­ty should be reserved for the worst of the worst in our soci­ety,’” retired Marine Corps Lieutenant General John Castellaw (pic­tured) has urged the Tennessee state leg­is­la­ture to adopt …

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Representation

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Military

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Aug 07, 2018

Two Servicemen Suffering From Brain Trauma, PTSD Win Death-Penalty Relief

Two ser­vice­men — one a for­mer air­man on the U.S. mil­i­tary death row, anoth­er a dec­o­rat­ed Vietnam vet­er­an sen­tenced to death in Pennsylvania — have won relief from their cap­i­tal con­vic­tions or death sentences. 

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Innocence

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Mental Illness

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Representation

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Nov 06, 2020

Webinar Series Highlights Issues Faced by Veterans Facing the Death Penalty

The Death Penalty Information Center is part­ner­ing with the Veteran Advocacy Project to present a six-part webi­nar series on Veterans and the Death Penalty. The webi­na­rs, which are co-spon­sored by Advancing Real Change, Inc. and Witness to Innocen…