Harvard Law School's Fair Punishment Project Report on Death Penalty

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New Report Finds Counties That Use Death Penalty the Most Are Plagued by Prosecutorial Misconduct, Bad Lawyers, and Racial Bias

Forty-Four Percent of Death Penalty Cases Involved Defendants with Intellectual Disability, Mental Illness, or Brain Damage; Nearly One Out of Five Involved Defendants Under Age 21

 

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Needs of Murder Victims' Families

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Please visit our "Victim Resources" section to read the "Essential Needs of Murder Victims' Families", with contributions from MVFR members as well as our Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan Jr. 

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Slow Decline of Death Penalty

"In the New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin profiles the heroic Bryan Stevenson.

In 1989, a twenty-nine-year-old African-American civil-rights lawyer named Bryan Stevenson moved to Montgomery, Alabama, and founded an organization that became the Equal Justice Initiative. It guarantees legal representation to every inmate on the state’s death row. Over the decades, it has handled hundreds of capital cases, and has spared a hundred and twenty-five offenders from execution. In recent years, Stevenson has also argued the appeals of prisoners around the country who were convicted of various crimes as juveniles and given long sentences or life in prison..."

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