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Friday, February 23, 2018

More Than 4 Percent Of Death Row Inmates Wrongly Convicted, Study Says

By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — A new study argues that more than 4 percent of all defendants who have been sentenced to death — and who remain under threat of execution — are probably innocent. In a paper published this week in the journal PNAS, a team of researchers statistically examined the […]

April 29, 2014

Activists Rally To Stop Execution Of Troy Davis

As the Sept. 21 scheduled execution of Georgia inmate Troy Davis approaches, the fight has intensified to save the life of a man whom many believe to be innocent. Amnesty International and other organizations have declared today the International Day of Solidarity For Troy Davis, and more than 300 rallies, vigils, and other events are […]

September 16, 2011

Will Another Innocent Person Be Executed?

One of the founding principles of the U.S. judicial system is that people are innocent until proven guilty. The controversial Troy Davis case in Georgia, however, has caused many to doubt whether the system is truly fair. Davis was convicted in 1991 of murdering a Savannah police officer in 1989, but the verdict has drawn […]

September 7, 2011