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  Death Row
Death Row and Executions: From the Arizona Department of Corrections; includes a roster of death row inmates; death penalty statistics; a history of the death penalty in Arizona; and a record of inmates receiving sentences of life imprisonment or death in Arizona from 1875 to 1967 and executions from 1910 to the present.
Capital Punishment: From the California Department of Corrections; includes a roster of death row inmates; death penalty statistics; a history of the death penalty in California; a record of inmates receiving sentences of death in California from 1893 to the present; and photos of death row facilities.
The Death Penalty in North Carolina: A history of the use of the death penalty in North Carolina since 1910, when the power to execute criminals for capital crimes was transferred from local authorities to the state.
justice.uaa.alaska.edu /death/deathrow.html   (0 words)

 Study: Fewer inmates on death row in '05 - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Overall, however, the number of inmates on death row on Dec. 31, 2005, or the number of inmates moved there during the year dipped.
•128 inmates were moved to death row in 2005, the third consecutive year with a decline in year-long totals.
At the end of last year, 56% of death row inmates were white and 42% were fl, the Justice Department study reported.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2006-12-10-death-row_x.htm   (525 words)

 Death row and death watch
Death row inmates may be assigned incentive wage jobs in the canteen or clothes house, or may work as barbers or janitors within their housing areas.
If a death row inmate violates prison regulations, he may be placed in a segregation cellblock outside of the death row area.
The inmate moves all personal belongings from the death row cell to one of the four cells in the death watch area.
www.doc.state.nc.us /DOP/deathpenalty/deathwat.htm   (729 words)

 PBS - frontline: l.a.p.d. blues: race & policing: live from death row
According to former Death Row employees, the atmosphere at the label became toxic with dread of gangster-administered pistol-whippings, ass-kickings and beat-downs which often resulted in ambulances being called.
Death Row itself came into being under cloudy circumstances that may have included $1.5 million in seed money from the flamboyant drug-dealer, Michael (Harry-O) Harris, currently serving a 28-year term for conspiracy to murder.
Public awareness of the label was ramped-up by the declaration in 1995 of an East Coast-West Coast rap war, a violent feud attributed to artistic and financial jealousies.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/lapd/race/deathrow.html   (1739 words)

 Death Row Facts
Death row was located in the East Building of the Huntsville Unit from 1928 to 1952.
The men on death row were moved from the Huntsville Unit to the Ellis Unit in 1965.
All of the sentences were commuted to life sentences by the Governor of Texas, and death row was clear by March 1973.
www.tdcj.state.tx.us /stat/drowfacts.htm   (0 words)

 Fight the Death Penalty in USA
Not to speak of the mentally ill. Emile Duhamel, a severely mentally ill death row inmate, died in the beginning of July 1998 on Texas death row.
Of course this special kind of "justice" has sent a considerable number of persons to death row in spite of their innocence, and since 1976 75 inmates have been released from death row after it was shown that they had been wrongfully convicted.
For those inmates who are not so lucky to get off the death row the time until their execution is a life like human garbage where they are deprived of the most fundamental human rights and being subject to brutal treatment, no matter how humane it seems on paper.
www.fdp.dk   (0 words)

 Death Row   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Death row inmates remain in their single cell for their entire incarceration until "warrant week," which is the week of execution set by the Sentencing Judge.
Death row inmates are permitted a television, radio, two books, newspapers, and magazines in their cell.
Death row inmates are permitted a "last meal," but the food order must be selected from the facility’s main menu.
www.doc.state.co.us /DeathRow/deathrow.asp   (1217 words)

 bridging the gap - penpals on death row page
Death Row prisoners are alone in a cell 23 hours out of every day.
Writing to a Death Row prisoner is an important undertaking - your friendship is important to prisoners, they can begin to count on your letters and it is emotionally upsetting for them to be forgotten after just a few letters.
It is, however, perfectly in order to ask how long they have been on Death Row and about their background, and whether they have proper legal support.
www.btguk.org /html/deathrow.htm   (0 words)

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Highly skilled and experienced counsel is critical at every stage of a federal death penalty proceeding, and it is important from the outset of a case that death qualified counsel be appointed to provide representation to defendants charged with a capital crime.
Promulgated in early 1995, the Department of Justice Death Penalty Guidelines and Procedures are intended to set forth the criteria to be utilized by local United States Attorneys and the DOJ in deciding whether to seek the imposition of the death penalty under federal law.
A detailed death penalty evaluation memo must be prepared and sent to DOJ by the USAO in every death-eligible case, whether or not the US Attorney wishes to seek the death penalty.
www.deathrowspeaks.info /federaldeathpenaltyoverview.html   (1432 words)

 Death Row
That death sentence was reversed for retrial and in January 2004, he was re-sentenced to death.
This killer was sentenced to death on February 8, 2005.
The date of her death had to be established by the extent of blowfly maggot development on her body.
www.lexingtonprosecutor.com /death_row.htm   (0 words)

 Capital Punishment in Indiana   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The death penalty was restored in Indiana in 1977 with the enactment of a new statute definining when the sentence can be imposed.
Indiana's death penalty laws have been on the books since the late 18th century, before statehood was conferred in 1816, according to historical records.
Opal Collins was sentenced to death in 1956 for the murders of her husband, his mother and two of his sisters.
www.indystar.com /library/factfiles/crime/capital_punishment/deathrow.html   (2129 words)

 Death Penalty Information Center
In an editorial that followed a four-part news series reviewing death penalty-eligible murder cases in Georgia between 1995 and 2004, the Atlanta Journal Constitution called on the state to abandon capital punishment because death sentences are often unfairly influenced by geography, a prosecutor's personal politics, or the victim's race.
The study, conducted by a 10-member panel of Ohio attorneys appointed by the ABA, found that the state's death penalty is prone to racial and geographic imbalances and that it meets only four of the 93 ABA recommendations to ensure a fair capital punishment system.
Death Penalty in Flux - Where the death penalty is on hold and an examination of recent legislation.
www.deathpenaltyinfo.org   (0 words)

 Ken Light, Texas Death Row
Some men pass their time doing arts and crafts, building clocks, working in the death row factory or excercising.
One thing is certain on Texas Death Row, these men will eventually meet their maker at the hand of the state of Texas.
Ken Light's book "Texas Death Row," was published in May, 1997.
www.sightphoto.com /sightphoto/Light/light_texas.html   (0 words)

 female death sentences   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, it is not uncommon for such a person to continue to be housed on the prison’s death row even though no longer legally under a death sentence.
Such temporary housing typically occurs (1) when the individual has just been sentenced to death but not yet transported to the death row prison or (2) when she is serving as a witness or defendant in another trial or proceeding and needs to be located nearby.
In either case, they are under sentences of death but are not physically on death row and often are not even known or listed by the prison officials.
www.law.onu.edu /faculty/streib/femdeath.htm   (1444 words)

 American Civil Liberties Union : The Case Against the Death Penalty
Furthermore, the death penalty is a futile threat for political terrorists because they usually act in the name of an ideology that honors its martyrs.
Researchers examined the prison and post-release records of 533 prisoners on death row in 1972 whose sentences were reduced to incarceration for life by the Supreme Court's ruling in Furman.
Our nation's death rows have always held a disproportionately large population of African Americans, relative to their percentage of the total population.
www.aclu.org /capital/general/10441pub19971231.html   (3294 words)

 Death Row
The Court ruled the law constitutional, but flawed in that it allows a death sentence if the aggravating factors presented by the prosecutor were equal to the mitigating factors presented by the defense.
The case of another individual sentenced to death in Kansas, that of Stanley Elms, who was convicted of the rape and murder of Regina Gray in 1998 (Sedgwick County), was settled in November 2004.
Elms had been on death row since his conviction, and his sentence was also affected by the Kleypas decision.
www.kscadp.org /death_row.htm   (801 words)

 CNN.com - 'Blanket commutation' empties Illinois death row - Jan. 13, 2003
Ryan's decision affects 156 inmates on death row in Illinois and 11 others who have been sentenced to death but who were not in the custody of the Department of Corrections because they are awaiting re-sentencing or trials in other cases.
A panel Ryan appointed to examine capital punishment and review the cases of all death row inmates concluded last year that Illinois had applied capital punishment too often since it was re-established in the state in 1977.
Ryan said he decided to pardon the four men rather than commute their sentences to life because he is convinced they did not commit the crimes that sent them to death row.
www.cnn.com /2003/LAW/01/11/illinois.death.row   (1088 words)

 Death Row - Oklahoma Department of Corrections
The current death penalty law was enacted in 1977 by the Oklahoma Legislature.
The original death penalty law in Oklahoma called for executions to be carried out by electrocution.
In 1972 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional the death penalty as it was then administered.
www.doc.state.ok.us /offenders/deathrow.htm   (177 words)

 Death Row Conversion
Until his death last spring, the pope argued to Catholics around the world that an end to the death penalty is an essential part of a “culture of life” that would also halt birth control, stem-cell research, abortions, human cloning, and euthanasia.
Mary Pollard, while she was litigating to free Alan Gell from death row, joined a group of St. Francis parishioners lobbying state legislators to curtail capital punishment.
Death by increments is the way that the death penalty is most likely to meet its demise, says the Pew Forum’s Green.
www.motherjones.com /news/feature/2005/12/death_row_conversion.html   (4982 words)

 Death Row - Latest news
Death Row Records are releasing some of the catalogue on DJ friendly 160 gram double vinyl - for the first time ever!
is a Dr. Dre retrospective covering his career at Death Row Records as a solo artist as well as a producer for a number of other artists including 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, The Lady Of Rage and Tha Dogg Pound amongst others.
2002 is Tha Dogg Pound's second Death Row release and follow-up to Dogg Food, the band's first album which debuted at the top of the Billboard charts and eventually went triple platinum.
www.deathrowrecords-uk.com /latest.html   (248 words)

 The Death Penalty in Washington State   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1975, the death penalty was abolished (1).
Males under the sentence of death are housed at the Penitentiary.
Females subject to the death penalty are housed at the Washington Corrections Center for Women.
www.doc.wa.gov /deathpenalty/deathpnlty.htm   (524 words)

 Shadow Figures: A Portrait of Life on Texas Death Row
The gallery of the condemned here has grown from a single row of cells holding 24 men at the old prison in downtown Huntsville in 1977 to six wings of cells (each wing has three levels or "tiers") at Ellis, the maximum security prison several miles outside of town.
Because the conviction and appeals processes appear to be random and arbitrary, and because the men on the Row typically don't have solid information about their cases, explanations infused with superstition about the order of executions have evolved.
Many men believe the Death Row number assigned each prisoner indicates execution order -- the lower the number, the more likely you are to get killed.
www.motherjones.com /news/feature/1997/07/deathrow.html   (1869 words)

 Death Penalty Issues
Death sentences are continuing their descent in the United States, according to a Washington, D.C.-based group that shows numbers falling by more than 50 percent over the last five years.
Holton became the 23rd Florida death row inmate to be exonerated since 1973, and the fourth Florida death row inmate exonerated in the last 25 months.
The death penalty in Virginia has been marked by unfair trials, poor representation of defendants, limited appeals court review and the possible execution of innocent men since it resumed in 1977, according to a study by the ACLU of Virginia.
www.truthinjustice.org /dpissues.htm   (6635 words)

 California's Death Row   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It's not death that brings the media cameras and intense public scrutiny to San Quentin's Death Row, it's only the executions with their time-honored rituals of last meals, last thirteen stops into the gas chamber, that attracts the interest of taxpayers.
The Death Row visiting room is open four days a week, and has murals on its walls painted by a condemned artist.
A four Death Row is located at the California Institute for Women in Frontera where the handful of women condemned by the State of California are housed while their appeals wend through the courts.
www.prisonwall.org /cdr.htm   (5216 words)

 On God's Death Row
As such, death is life's most powerful enemy, no matter who we are-no matter how wealthy, how powerful, how blessed-we all will eventually succumb to death.
I live on death row and I would like to invite you to join me. Not here on Connecticut's death row-there are too many of us here already-but on God's death row.
I offer you my death with all the pain that may surround it, accepting at this moment, whatever kind of death you have in store for me. I give you my life and my death, my body and soul, my whole being now and forever.
www.wau.org /resources/saints/witnesses/stories/ross.html   (1350 words)

 Death Penalty Links
At the dawn of the 21st century, the death penalty is considered by most civilized nations as a cruel and inhuman punishment.
Death Penalty in Indiana - by the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney
A Declaration of Life - Document you can use to express your distaste for the death penalty and your desire for it not to be applied if you become the victim of murder.
www.derechos.org /dp   (656 words)

 Juveniles on Alabama's Death Row
Of the 13 juveniles currently on Alabama's death row, two were sentenced to death when they were only 16 years old.
The youngest child known to have had the death penalty imposed upon him was Cherokee child, James Arcene who was executed by the federal government in Arkansas on June 18, 1885, for a crime committed when he was only 10.
As of December 2002, around 80 juvenile offenders are on death row facing execution; this constitutes approximately 2% of the total death row population.
www.geocities.com /alabamajuveniles   (681 words)

 Sound Portraits: Death Row Diaries
In November 1999, Sound Portraits producers David Isay and Stacy Abramson traveled to Huntsville, Texas, to interview two men living in the Ellis Unit of Huntsville's death row.
The inmates' oral histories appear in "The Lives They Lived," a special issue of the New York Times Magazine featuring profiles of people who died in the previous year, and are part of an ongoing project in which death row inmates talk about the days leading up to their executions.
had been on death row for 17 and 24 years respectively.
www.soundportraits.org /deathrow   (232 words)

 Death Row - Sanitarium of Slaughter: Nashville, TN   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Death Row - Sanitarium of Slaughter: Nashville, TN Blood and Guts
The 2006 Halloween Season is over and Death Row would like to thank all of our customers who make us a huge success, All the actors: we couldn't have done it without you, staff and security for keeping your cool and taking care of business and last but not least the Metro Police Benefit Association.
All Images and content are property of Death Row.
www.deathrowhauntedhouse.net /enter.html   (152 words)

 Death Sentences - Idaho Department of Correction
Since 1976 there have been 24 offenders who have received a death sentence from the State of Idaho.
The breakdown of death sentences handed down per year is as follows:
As of October 2005, 19 of these 24 offenders (18 male, 1 female) are still under sentence of death but have appeals pending with the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
www.corr.state.id.us /facts/death_row.htm   (129 words)

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