Death Penalty Related Web Sites

The Death Penalty Information Center does not endorse any of the organizations listed below nor does it guarantee the accuracy of the information posted at these sites. Similarly, we do not claim that these organizations endorse DPIC.

Government Resources

    • Sen. Leahy, Innocence Protection Act of 2001
    • Sen. Feingold, National Death Penalty Act of 2001

Research & Legal Sources

  • ABA Death Penalty Representation Project - a Web site with a public page describing the Project's primary goal to recruit law firms to represent death sentenced prisoners; the site includes a password protected area limited to lawyers representing individuals facing the death penalty.
  • ABA Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project. The Project will work toward achieving a national moratorium on executions until the death penalty process is reformed.
  • Address of Death Row Units in the U.S.- addresses of death rows in the USA for both men and women
  • American Society of Criminology - general collection of death penalty information, including government statistics, court decisions, and articles and writing on death penalty issues.
  • Before the Needles - a Web site that has compiled Watt Espy's data on executions from 1608-1977 into a user-friendly format.
  • "Capital Punishment or Compassion: Executions in the State of New Mexico: The Death Penalty Since Territorial Days" - provides the names, crimes, and dates of execution for those executed in New Mexico.
  • Center on Wrongful Convictions - dedicated to identifying and rectifying wrongful convictions and other serious miscarriages of justice. The Center investigates possible wrongful convictions and represent imprisoned clients with claims of actual innocence.
  • Clark County Prosecutor's web site with links to over 1,000 death penalty related Web sites
  • The Constitution Project's Death Penalty Initiative - a bipartisan committee of death penalty supporters and opponents who agree that the risk of wrongful executions in this country is unacceptably high
  • Cornell Law School Death Penalty Project - links to state and federal statutes and cases.
  • CourtTv Library: The Death Penalty- history, statistics and articles about the death penalty.
  • Death Penalty Net- articles, general information about the death penalty
  • Derechos -provides links to a variety of death penalty sites.
  • The Electronic Policy Network - a consortium of top public policy organizations and advocacy groups that provides timely information and leading ideas about the policies and politics shaping the world.
  • Equal Justice Initiative - Provides assistance for Alabama death row inmates in during the post-conviction appeals process.
  • Fair Trial Initiative - confronts the crisis of incompetent counsel for indigent defendants facing the death penalty. Funds fellowships for recent law graduates to work with under funded trial counsel in capital cases, and provides internships for law students to do a variety of trial related capital work.
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  • Gallows Humor - a satirical look at the death penalty, is a growing on-line archive of political cartoons that deal with capital punishment, with links to death penalty information web sites.
  • Rick Halperin's Death Penalty News and Updates - death penalty statistics, news, updates, addresses of U.S. Governors
  • Innocence Project Web Site - Comprehensive Web site of the Innocence Project at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. The site contains case profiles (99 inmates have been freed through DNA testing), other innocence projects, DNA legislation and news, and much more.
  • The Justice Project -The Justice Project is committed to educating the American public about our deeply flawed capital justice system
  • MacArthur Justice Center - A non-profit public interest law firm affiliated with the University of Chicago Law School. The center concentrates on cases that raise constitutional or significant issues in the field of criminal justice.
  • 911 Justice - provides extensive information about the death penalty, death row, executions, execution facts and protocol.
  • Southern Center for Human Rights - death penalty news, articles and reports, good source for prison reform resources, and legal/advocacy resources
  • - includes databases of information on crime and prisons, capital punishment, and news for each state. Allows a comparison of between 2-4 states.
  • Tennessee Capital Case Information - A Tennessee Supreme Court website for capital cases that have had at least one "serious" execution date set.
  • Texas Defender Service- aims to help improve the quality of representation afforded to indigent Texans charged with a capital crime or under sentence of death.

Advocacy and Abolitionist Groups

Resources for Victims

Inmate Correspondence Groups

Other Sources

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