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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

New Death Penalty Resource From The Marshall Project


The Marshall Project, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization focusing on criminal justice issues, recently launched The Next to Die website, a resource with information about upcoming executions across the country.  This resource was created in conjunction with the Houston Chronicle and six other news organizations including AL.com, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Frontier, St. Louis Public Radio, the Tampa Bay Times, and The Virginian-Pilot.  According to their website, “The Marshall Project and its journalistic partners do not take a stance on the morality of capital punishment,” but see “a need for better reporting on a punishment that so divides Americans.” 

The website focuses on the nine states that have executed people since 2013 including Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, and Virginia, as well as Arkansas, since it is planning to resume executions.  It provides information about scheduled executions in each state and links to news coverage regarding the cases.  Finally, it also provides data regarding the history of the death penalty, with the information provided by the Death Penalty Information Center.  For more information about the resource, visit The Next to Die website.

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