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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.