Category Archive: Death Sentence

Jul 21

Four Prosecutors Who Repeatedly Violate Constitution Identified In Fair Punishment Project Report

The Recidivists report cover (Fair Punishment Project, July 2017)

A new report by the Fair Punishment Project identifies four prosecutors in four different states who repeatedly violated the constitution to obtain a conviction. “The Recidivists: Four Prosecutors Who Repeatedly Violate The Constitution,” was released on July 13, 2017. Those four prosecutors are Leon Cannizzaro, Jennifer Joyce, Amy Weirich, and Tony Rackauckas. Fair Punishment Project …

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Oct 31

Kenya’s President Commutes Sentence Of 2,747 Death Row Prisoners

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta (wikileaks.org)

On October 24, 2016 Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta commuted the sentence of all 2,747 persons on death row to a sentence of life imprisonment. In addition, the president issued pardons to 102 prisoners serving long sentences. President Kenyatta’s office issued the following statement: President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed commutation documents commuting all death sentences into …

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Jul 26

Thirty Percent Of Death Row Prisoners In India Are Acquitted On Appeal

Death Penalty India Report (Volume II) – 2016

Thirty percent of the defendants convicted of a capital crime and sentenced to death in India are acquitted on appeal. That is one of the most striking findings in “The Death Penalty India Report.” The report is the result of a research project by the Centre on the Death Penalty at the National Law University …

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Jun 16

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Prosecutor Cannot Later Be Judge In Case

Terrance Williams (PA DOC)

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 9, 2016 that the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause requires the recusal of a judge who was previously involved in the prosecution of a case. Terrance Williams was 18 in 1984 when he was charged along with Marc C. Draper in the beating death of Amos Norwood in …

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Jul 01

Charles Julius Guiteau Did Not Assassinate President James Garfield

The attack on the president’s life and the arrest of the assassin ( Library of Congress)

Charles Julius Guiteau Did Not Assassinate President James Garfield By Hans Sherrer June 30, 2015 For more than 130 years books, magazine articles, and even encyclopedias have described Charles Julius Guiteau as President James A. Garfield’s assassin. They are wrong. Guiteau did not kill Garfield. Compelling evidence is presented in Destiny of the Republic (Doubleday, …

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Apr 05

Justice Denied Issue 59 is now online

Issue 59 of Justice Denied: the magazine for the wrongly convicted includes the following articles: Derrick Hamilton Exonerated 22 Years After Wrongful New York Murder Conviction Motorcyclist Acquitted On Appeal Of Indecent Exposure Conviction Tang Nguyen Acquitted By Appeals Court For Avoiding Federal Taxes On “Contraband” Cigarettes Judge Constance Briscoe Sentenced To 16 Months Imprisonment …

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Nov 15

Man Freed After 10 Years Imprisonment When Wife Tracks Down Actual Killer

Ly Nguyen Chung in detention after his arrest on October 25, 2013.

Nguyen Thanh Chan’s 2004 murder and robbery convictions have been voided by Vietnam’s Supreme People’s Court after his wife tracked down the man who actually committed the crimes. Chan was 42 when arrested on September 28, 2003 for the murder of a 31-year-old woman on August 15 in the village of Nghia Trung in Vietnam’s …

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Apr 01

In Memoriam: Robert B. Waterhouse — 1946-2012

Robert B. Waterhouse, December 16, 1946 - February 15, 2012 (Florida DOC)

In Memoriam: Robert B. Waterhouse — 1946-2012

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Dec 21

Officials Responsible For Chiang Kuo-ching’s Wrongful Conviction And Execution Sued To Reimburse Compensation

Officials Responsible For Chiang Kuo-ching’s Wrongful Conviction And Execution Sued To Reimburse Compensation

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Dec 07

Gordon Randall Steidl Settles Lawsuit For 17 Years Of Wrongful Imprisonment For $2.5 Million

Gordon Randall Steidl Settles Lawsuit For 17 Years Of Wrongful Imprisonment For $2.5 Million

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