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The Death Penalty

Injustice Anywhere supports a moratorium on capital punishment.

We understand that there are many differing views on the death penalty. Many people are against the practice in general even if they are convinced in the guilt of the accused, while others feel that it is the proper punishment for crimes committed. There are many factors that come into play including; costs involved, methods used, and moral issues.

Our goal here is not to debate whether or not the death penalty is the appropriate punishment for the guilty, but we do provide resources that go into great detail about the topic for those who are interested in learning more about capitol punishment. Injustice Anywhere is not responsible for content on other websites. All external links on this website are provided for reference purposes only.

Our decision to support a moratorium is based solely on the current problems that plague our justice system at both the state and federal level. Until proper reforms are put in motion, the risk of putting innocent people to death is far too great. Our priority is to assure with absolute certainty that we are not putting innocent people to death.

Thirty Two states currently have the death penalty.

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.

Connecticut, New Mexico, and Maryland abolished the death penalty between 2009 and 2013. However, the repeals were not retroactive, leaving people on death row in those states.

There have been a total of 1397 executions in the United States from 1973 to the present. In that time frame there have been 150 death row exonerations. The alarming number of exonerations clearly shows that the system is flawed. It is a fact that any state that implements the death penalty will put innocent people to death. When factoring in human error there is absolutely no way to avoid it.

Resources

The Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) is a non-profit organization serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment. The Center was founded in 1990 and prepares in-depth reports, issues press releases, conducts briefings for journalists, and serves as a resource to those working on this issue. We highly recommend DPIC to anyone looking for credible information regarding the death penalty.

Death Penalty Fact Sheet

Innocence Project: The Death Penalty

Northwestern University International Death Penalty Website

Possible Wrongful Executions

The Troy Davis Case highlights the need for a moratorium on capital punishment

Injustice Anywhere Featured Case of Possible Wrongful Execution: Cameron Todd Willingham

Injustice Anywhere Radio: The Cameron Todd Willingham Case: Did Texas Execute An Innocent Man?

Fresh doubts over a Texas execution

Did Texas execute an innocent man?

Innocence Project: Cameron Todd Willingham: Wrongfully Convicted and Executed in Texas

Cameron Todd Willingham – Innocent and Executed

Frontline: Death By Fire

Documentary “Incendiary: The Willingham Case”

Injustice Anywhere Featured and Endorsed Death Penalty Cases

Jeffrey Havard currently sits wrongfully convicted on death row in Mississippi

Debra Jean Milke has been exonerated in Arizona

Click here to read about the Hank Skinner case. Much like Troy Davis, there are just too many unanswered questions.

Articles

Richard Branson ‘It’s time to end the death penalty’