The Death Penalty Information Center does not endorse any of the
listed below nor does it guarantee the accuracy of the information
at these sites. Similarly, we do not claim that these organizations
Departments of Corrections, Prosecutor, and Public Defender Offices
(sites often include history, list of death row inmates, case
and upcoming executions)
- Sen. Leahy, Innocence Protection Act of 2001
- Sen. Feingold, National Death Penalty Act of 2001
Research & Legal Sources
Representation Project - a Web site with a public page describing
Project's primary goal to recruit law firms to represent death
prisoners; the site includes a password protected area limited to
representing individuals facing the death penalty.
- ABA Death
Implementation Project. The Project will work toward achieving a
moratorium on executions until the death penalty process is reformed.
of Death Row Units in the U.S.- addresses of death rows in
USA for both men and women
of Criminology - general collection of death penalty information,
government statistics, court decisions, and articles and writing on
- a Web site that has compiled Watt Espy's data on executions from
into a user-friendly format.
Punishment or Compassion: Executions in the State of New Mexico: The
Penalty Since Territorial Days" - provides the names, crimes,
and dates of execution for those executed in New Mexico.
on Wrongful Convictions - dedicated to identifying and rectifying
convictions and other serious miscarriages of justice. The Center
possible wrongful convictions and represent imprisoned clients with
of actual innocence.
Prosecutor's web site with links to over 1,000 death penalty
Project's Death Penalty Initiative - a bipartisan committee of
penalty supporters and opponents who agree that the risk of wrongful
in this country is unacceptably high
Law School Death Penalty Project - links to state and federal
Library: The Death Penalty- history, statistics and articles about
the death penalty.
- Death Penalty Net-
general information about the death penalty
- Derechos -provides
variety of death penalty sites.
- The Electronic Policy Network -
of top public policy organizations and advocacy groups that provides
information and leading ideas about the policies and politics shaping
- Equal Justice Initiative -
for Alabama death row inmates in during the post-conviction appeals
- Fair Trial Initiative -
the crisis of incompetent counsel for indigent defendants facing the
penalty. Funds fellowships for recent law graduates to work with
under funded trial counsel in capital cases, and provides internships
law students to do a variety of trial related capital work.
- Find Law.com
- Gallows Humor - a
at the death penalty, gallowshumor.com is a growing on-line archive of
political cartoons that deal with capital punishment, with links to
penalty information web sites.
- Rick Halperin's Death
News and Updates - death penalty statistics, news, updates,
of U.S. Governors
- Innocence Project Web
- Comprehensive Web site of the Innocence Project at the Benjamin N.
School of Law. The site contains case profiles (99 inmates have been
through DNA testing), other innocence projects, DNA legislation and
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
A non-profit public interest law firm affiliated with the University of
Chicago Law School. The center concentrates on cases that raise
or significant issues in the field of criminal justice.
- 911 Justice -
extensive information about the death penalty, death row, executions,
facts and protocol.
- Southern Center for Human Rights
penalty news, articles and reports, good source for prison reform
and legal/advocacy resources
- Stateline.org -
of information on crime and prisons, capital punishment, and news for
state. Allows a comparison of between 2-4 states.
Capital Case Information - A Tennessee Supreme Court website for
cases that have had at least one "serious" execution date set.
- Texas Defender Service-
to help improve the quality of representation afforded to indigent
charged with a capital crime or under sentence of death.
Union (ACLU) - a variety of articles and resources on the death
includes state legislation updates.
- Web-based campaign to build support for a national moratorium on
and bring attention to death penalty issues.
- tracks death penalty internationally, includes statistics and general
information, country reports
- Australian Coalition Against the
Penalty anti-death penalty organization in Australia that supports
abolition of the death penalty and is against the re-introduction of
punishment in Australia
Section of Amnesty
International - international death penalty documents, appeals and
- Bruderhof Community -
and essays on capital punishment, includes writings from death row
- Campaign to End the
-a national abolitionist group, focusing on grassroots support and
to end the death penalty
- Canadian Coalition Against
- Citizens United for
Death Penalty - organization promoting viable alternatives to the
penalty and hightened visibility for those who seek better public
in response to violent crime.
of Italy - an appeal for the moratorium of the death penalty all
world by the year 2000, promoted by Sr. Helen Prejean and other
Contre La Peine de Mort - held two international conferences on
worldwide abolition of the death penalty and publishes an electronic
newsletter (in French).
- Equal Justice USA -
human rights abuses in the U.S. legal system, contains death penalty
- European Coalition to Abolish
Penalty - news, interesting personal reports about and of Death Row
inmates, information about pen friends and the aims of the ECADP.
Union in the United States - Site offering information on European
Union policy and action on the death penalty.
on National Legislation - a Quaker lobby in the public interest,
to follow the leadings of the Spirit as it speaks for itself and for
of The National Capital Region (“IPNCR”) in
Washington, D.C. at the
Washington College of Law at American University.
of Hope - led by murder victim family members that conducts public
education speaking tours and addresses alternatives to the death
- Justice: Denied-The
for the Wrongly Convicted- a monthly publication dealing with
death penalty, wrongful conviction and justice issues.
- works towards obtaining a moratorium on the death penalty, educating
the public, and collects signatures for a petition that will be
to the United States representatives to the United Nations on Human
- Murder Victims Families for
-a national organization comprised of family members of murder victims
and family members of those who have been executed. Advocates
to the death penalty, crime prevention programs and supports programs
address the needs of victims of violence. See also:
- Murder Victims'
Families for Human Rights - is an
organization with a national and international focus actively working
to abolish the death penalty. MVFHR members are murder victims' family
members and family members of the executed who are opposed to killing
in all cases whether it be homicide, state killing, or extrajudicial
killings and "disappearances."
- Prejean.org - The
of Sr. Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking.
- National Coalition to Abolish
Penalty - listings of abolitionist organizations (national, state,
and local), legal resources, execution alerts, death penalty issues and
- Project Hope to Abolish the
Project works towards the development, coordination and increased
of international law and human rights standards as they pertain to
- Reprieve - provides
legal representation and humanitarian assistance to impoverished people
facing the death penalty at the hands of the state in the US and the
Caribbean. Reprieve's Web site is an umbrella site that catalogues all
resources on the internet.
the Death Penalty is a student-run national organization that
youth through education and advocacy.
of Alaska Anchorage
Justice Center -general information about the death penalty as well
as specific information about Alaska. General information includes
and recent developments, link to Supreme Court cases, death row inmates
and facilities, debate topics, specific issues and international topics.
- Alabama Prison
Project (Temporarily Unavailable),
a prisoner advocacy organization which does mitigation on capital
It also provides resources for death row inmates and their families.
- Arizona Death
- a collection of Arizona activists, educators, legal professionals,
makers, civic/religious leaders, and concerned Arizonans whom are
in discourse and civic engagement pursuing the balancing of ethics with
justice by calling for an immediate end to Capital Punishment in Arizona
People of Faith Working Against the Death Penalty
- Death Penalty Focus of California-
covers death penalty issues, focuses on state of California
- Coloradans Against the
- Connecticut Network to
Abolish the Death Penalty
- Floridians for
Death Penalty - works for restorative justice in the form of
alternatives to the death penalty.
- Georgians for
to the Death Penalty - covers death penalty news and information,
primarily on Georgia.
- Illinois Coalition
- The Illinois
Penalty Education Project No Longer maintains their own
here for the Northwestern University Center for Wrongful Convictions.
- Iowans Against the Death
- ACLU of Kansas and
- Kansas Coalition
Penalty -promotes public education about capital punishment and
information about the death penalty and the effects of executions.
- Kentucky Coalition to
Death Penalty - includes newsletters, links to other sites, and
about various events that Abolition 2000 is promoting
- Louisiana Coalition
- Maryland Coalition
Executions -coalition of groups and individuals united to
the death penalty in Maryland through education, legislative action,
- Equal Justice USA: Maryland
- focuses on human rights abuses in the U.S. legal system, contains
penalty updates and reports
- Massachusetts Citizens
Death Penalty- death penalty news and information from
- Minnesotans Against the
a web page dealing with capital punishment and death row in Missouri
- Eastern Missouri
to Abolish the Death Penalty
- Western Missouri Coalition
to Abolish the Death Penalty
Penalty - information about specific death penalty cases in
including a history of the death penalty in Nebraska and abolition art.
Coalition Against the Death Penalty- This nonprofit coalition and
aims to provide support for death row inmates, family members and
The site provides updates on Nevada death penalty news, urgent actions,
and prisoners' art work, writings, and articles.
- New Jerseyans
Penalty Moratorium - dedicated to winning public and political
for an immediate suspension of all executions in New Jersey for a
of two years.
- New Mexico
the Death Penalty - provides information, advocates public policy
mobilizes others who share these goals. The Coalition also works to
New Mexico citizens, elected officials and community leaders about the
- New Yorkers Against the
for Justice - New York State
organization founded by partners Equal Justice USA and the League of
- North Carolina
Coalition for a Moratorium
- Ohioans to Stop
information and statistics, with some specific cases.
- Ohio's Death Row
and history about the death penatly in Ohio.
- Oklahoma Coalition to
Death Penalty - contains local information, in addition to other
- Death Penalty Institute of Oklahoma
- provides information and analysis on issues concerning capital
with a particular emphasis on Oklahoma.
- Oregonians for
Alternatives to the Death Penalty - information about the death
penalty in Oregon.
- ACLU of Pennsylvania,
chapter. Provides information and a link to a listserve which
state updates on death penalty and other issues.
Carolina Equal Justice Alliance
Coalition to Abolish
- Texas Coalition to
- Texas Defender
aims to help improve the quality of representation afforded to indigent
Texans charged with a capital crime or under sentence of death.
- Virginians for
Death Penalty - death penalty statistics and information, contains
detailed information on Virginia's death row
- ACLU of Virginia
of Criminal Defense Lawyers - provides links to breaking news
headlines about the death penalty.
to Abolish the Death Penalty - death penalty information and
nationally and in Washington
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