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Maryland Commission Calls for Abolition

Today, the Maryland Commission on Capital Punishment made it official, formally recommending in its Final Report that Maryland repeal the death penalty. The report’s final recommendation concludes: “For all of…

December 12, 2008


Capital Punishment Slowing Down

The Death Penalty Information Center has released its Year End Report (pdf) for 2008.  It reveals clearly that the trend towards growing skepticism and diminishing (and more regional) use of…

December 11, 2008


Is it worth the risk, Maryland?

When testifying before state lawmakers in 2007, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley asked “Can the death penalty ever be justified as public policy when it inherently necessitates the occasional taking of…

December 2, 2008


Washington Execution Stayed

Two separate courts (a County Superior court and a Federal District court) have issued stays of execution for Darold Stenson, who was scheduled to be put to death by the…

November 26, 2008


No Rational Explanation

[caption id="attachment_366" align="alignleft" width="210" caption="Washington State flag"][/caption] The death penalty isn’t as popular out West as it is down South. For example, there hasn’t been an execution in Washington since…

November 24, 2008


How Will YOU Celebrate Human Rights Day?

Now, the outgoing Bush administration’s plans for celebrating Human Rights Day ’08 can finally be revealed!  On December 10, they are going to carry out the first U.S. Military execution…

November 21, 2008


Maryland Commission Votes for Death Penalty Repeal

On Wednesday, the Maryland Commission on Capital Punishment voted to recommend repealing the death penalty in Maryland. The Commission was created by the Maryland General Assembly to conduct a thorough…

November 13, 2008


Suicide By Court

[caption id="attachment_165" align="alignleft" width="160" caption="Lethal injection kit © AI"][/caption] On November 21, Kentucky is set to execute Marco Allen Chapman, who was sentenced to death for the murder of two…

November 11, 2008


Why Does New Hampshire Have the Death Penalty?

A jury in New Hampshire has just sentenced a white millionaire businessman named John Brooks to life without parole for the capital murder of Jack Reid in 2005. This was…

November 6, 2008


Stay Granted for Troy Davis!

A stay of execution has been granted by the federal appeals court in Atlanta for Troy Davis who had been scheduled to die by lethal injection on October 27. This…

October 24, 2008