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The Death Penalty

Injustice Anywhere stands with those working to abolish capital punishment.

We understand that the death penalty is a controversial subject. 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.

Injustice Anywhere advocates to abolish the death penalty based solely on the problems that plague our justice system at both the state and federal level. It is a fact that any justice system that implements the death penalty will put innocent people to death. There is currently no system in the world capable of preventing it.

Twenty nine states currently have the death penalty.

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

There have been a total of 1499 executions in the United States from 1973 to the present. In that time frame there have been over 165 death row exonerations. The alarming number of exonerations clearly shows that the system is flawed.

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

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?

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

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’

The death penalty is racially biased, fiscally irresponsible and very inaccurate