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Execution Watch: Marvin Wilson, Aug. 7

 Marvin Wilson, set for execution in Texas Aug. 7 By Elizabeth SteinProducer, Execution Watch No one disagrees that Marvin Wilson meets widely accepted criteria for mental retardation. No one disagrees the Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional the execution of people who are mentally retarded. But Texas plans to put Wilson to death Tuesday. Unless there’s…read more

Rick Perry Could Reach 250 Executions by End of 2012

250 executions under one Governor. It is an almost unbelievable number, but it could happen by the end of 2012. As of today, 243 people have been executed since Texas Governor Rick Perry took office in 2000. More people have been executed under Perry than under any other governor in U.S. history. One of the…read more

Execution Watch: Beunka Adams

Beunka Adams’ case has been on a roller coaster over the past few days, with a stay of execution issued Monday, the stay lifted Wednesday, and the U.S. Supreme Court expected to rule Thursday on whether his execution will take place as scheduled that evening. If the execution is carried out, we will do a…read more

Bob Ray Sanders: Time to end death penalty in Texas

That’s the title of Bob Ray Sander’s column at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Two events last week — one in the Connecticut Senate chamber, the other in a Dallas courtroom — helped once again to focus attention on two of the nation’s most glaring flaws: wrongful convictions and capital punishment. In Dallas, three more men…read more

Beccaria – A Poetry project in Philadelphia, PA

About this project Beccaria is a chapbook of poetry which brings awareness to the death penalty in Pennsylvania. The chapbook is a compilation of the art and poetry of murder victims’ family members, current death row inmates and exonerated death row prisoners. The first printing of the chapbook was funded through a Leeway Art and Change Grant. This…read more

Help Stop the Execution of Hart Turner

For more information, please contact: Jim Craig, Louisiana Capital Assistance Center  636 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 558-9867       jimc@thejusticecenter.org Contact the Governor: The Hon. Phil Bryant Governor of Mississippi  Phone: 601.359.3150 Camp.Murphy@governor.ms.gov                At the request of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, the MS Supreme Court has set the execution of Edwin Hart…read more