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August 6, 2013
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August 5, 2013
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July 22, 2013

Federal government investigates convictions made based on hair samples

  • 2,000 the number of convictions, made based on hair sample evidence between 1985 and 2000, that will be re-examined by the federal government based on accusations that the evidence was inaccurately used or exaggerated by analysts. Many of the convictions affected involve the death penalty; some of those convicted have already died in prison. source
0:14 // 9 months ago
June 20, 2013

Texas poised to cross major(ly depressing) milestone next week

  • 500 The number of inmates Texas will have executed, since the death penalty was reinstated back in 1976, should officials choose to move forward with the planned execution of 52-year-old Kimberly McCarthy next Wednesday. McCarthy is scheduled to receive a lethal injection for murdering her neighbor in 1997, though several Texas attorneys have requested a stay of execution on her behalf. source
14:48 // 10 months ago
April 1, 2013
11:23 // 1 year ago
March 6, 2013

Maryland one step closer to barring death penalty

  • 27-20 the Maryland Senate’s vote to repeal the death penalty in the state, which, if signed, would make them the sixth state to bar the death penalty in six years. The passage by the senate makes it likely that bill will be signed into law, as it was seen as the most likely hurdle preventing passage. Despite this, recent polls show that a majority of the public prefers to keep the death penalty on the books. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has long sought to repeal the law. source
14:03 // 1 year ago
August 20, 2012
9:15 // 1 year ago