Press Releases and Media Advisories

Note: Inclusion of press releases and media advisories not released by Death Penalty Information Center does not imply the Center's endorsement of the views expressed.

Press Releases 2012 - 2016

Archive of Earlier Press Releases and Media Advisories (2000-2011)

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5/23/16 Press Release Statement of Robert Dunham, Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center, on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Foster v. Chatman DPIC
1/27/16 Press Release Windows on Death Row: Art from Inside and Outside the Prison Walls Windows on Death Row
12/15/15 Press Release Death Penalty Use in 2015 Declines Sharply: Fewest Executions, Fewest Death Sentences, and Fewest States Employing the Death Penalty in Decades DPIC
11/10/15 Press Release

New Report Shines Light on Military Veterans Facing the Death Penalty

DPIC
6/9/15 Press Release Texas Man Becomes 154th Exonerated from Death Row; Charges Dropped Against Alfred Dewayne Brown in Killing of Houston Police Officer After Prosecution Withheld Key Alibi Evidence DPIC
5/28/15 Press Release Statement by Robert Dunham, Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC), on Nebraska’s repeal of the death penalty DPIC
5/04/15 Press Release Mississippi Man is Exonerated from Death Row | Willie Manning Becomes 153rd  Person Added to the Death Penalty Information Center’s Innocence List; May Have Been Wrongfully Convicted of Two Sets of Murders DPIC
4/29/15 Media Advisory U.S. Supreme Court to Hold Oral Argument on Lethal Injection Challenge on Wednesday DPIC
4/3/15 Press Release ALABAMA EXONERATES MAN WHO SPENT 30 YEARS ON DEATH ROW FOR A CRIME HE DID NOT COMMIT; DPIC
4/2/15 Press Release Equal Justice Initiative Wins Release of Anthony Ray Hinton Equal Justice Initiative
3/27/15 Press Release U.S. Supreme Court to Hold Oral Argument in Case where Man was Found Intellectually Disabled, But Continues to Face Execution DPIC
3/23/15 Press Release DEBRA MILKE EXONERATED FROM ARIZONA DEATH ROW: USA’s 151st Death-Row Exoneration DPIC
3/9/15 Press Release THE DEATH PENALTY INFORMATION CENTER WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR | Long-Time Director Assumes New Role, as Organization Expands Resources DPIC
3/5/15 Press Release Murder Victims’ Families, State Legislators to File Briefs Affirming California’s Death Penalty is Broken Beyond Repair Attorneys for Ernest Jones
1/19/15 Press Release Federal Court Asked to Prevent Ohio’s Secrecy Law from Taking Effect - Death Row Prisoners Seek Preliminary Injunction of New Statute which Silences Speech for One Side of Lethal Injection Debate Attorneys for Ron Phillips
11/20/14 Press Release OHIO EXONERATES FORMER DEATH ROW INMATE 39 YEARS AFTER CONVICTION  DPIC
11/19/14 Press Release Worldwide Support Grows for Clemency for Scott Panetti, A Paranoid Schizophrenic Scheduled for Execution on December 3rd Texas Defender Service
11/12/14 Press Release Dozens of Mental Health Organizations and Experts, Former Prosecutors, Evangelicals and the American Bar Association Urge Texas Governor to Commute Death Sentence of Severely Mentally Ill Man Facing Imminent Execution Texas Defender Service
10/09/14 Press Release Innocent Man Released from Prison after Nine Years, Four on Death Row ACLU Capital Punishment Project
9/3/14 Press Release THIRTY YEARS AFTER TWO BLACK TEENAGERS WERE SENTENCED TO DEATH IN NORTH CAROLINA, JUDGE DECLARES THEM INNOCENT DPIC
9/2/14 Press Release DNA evidence frees two innocent N.C. men 30 years after wrongful conviction
 
Attorneys for Leon Brown and Henry McCollum
8/4/14 Press Release Newly Formed Marshall Project Details New Evidence of Prosecutorial Misconduct Resulting in Likely Wrongful Execution of Cameron Todd Willingham The Innocence Project
7/16/14 Press Release Statement from Attorneys for Hank Skinner in Response to State District Court’s Ruling Attorneys for Hank Skinner
6/26/14 Press Release Arizona Death Row Prisoners Sue State Officials Alleging Human Experimentation in Executions Attorneys for Arizona Death Row Inmates
6/25/14 Press Release Oklahoma Death Row Prisoners Sue State Officials to Avoid Future Problems with Executions Attorneys for Oklahoma Death Row Inmates
4/28/14 Press Release NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES STUDY POINTS TO HIGH RATE OF INNOCENCE ON DEATH ROW DPIC
3/12/14 Press Release

NEW HAMPSHIRE HOUSE OVERWHELMINGLY VOTES TO REPEAL DEATH PENALTY

DPIC
3/12/14 Press Release

LOUISIANA INMATE EXONERATED AND FREED FROM DEATH ROW AFTER 30 YEARS

DPIC
3/11/14 Press Release Attorneys for Glenn Ford
2/28/14 Press Release The Innocence Project
12/19/13 Press Release Executions Drop Below 40 for Only Second Time since 1994 DPIC
11/20/2013 Press Release Attorneys for Duane Buck
10/30/2013 Press Release Another Death Row Inmate Cleared of All Charges and Freed Death Penalty Information Center
10/2/2013 Press Release Only 2% of Counties are Responsible for the Majority of the Nation's Death Penalty, New Report Finds Death Penalty Information Center
7/8/2013 Press Release Georgia Sets Execution Date Despite Unanimous Findings of Mental Retardation and Pending Supreme Court Review Death Penalty Information Center
7/8/2013 Press Release Mentally Retarded Georgia Prisoner Warren Hill Files Stay Motions With Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court for July 15th Execution Date Attorneys for Warren Hill
3/15/2013 Press Release Death Penalty Repeal Assured in Maryland Death Penalty Information Center
3/6/2013 Press Release Senate Vote Signals End of Death Penalty in Maryland Death Penalty Information Center
2/21/2013 Media Advisory Maryland Legislators Poised to Vote on Death Penalty Repeal Death Penalty Information Center
2/14/2013 Press Release Doctors Who Evaluated Death Row Prisoner for Georgia Now Say that Warren Hill has Mental Retardation Attorneys for Warren Hill
12/21/2012 Press Release Another Florida Death Row Exoneration Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
12/18/2012 Press Release Death Sentences in 2012 Remain Near Historic Low Death Penalty Information Center
11/7/2012 Press Release California Holds on to Death Penalty, but Vote Demonstrates Sharp Erosion in Support Death Penalty Information Center
10/22/2012 Press Release Making Communities Safer By Abolishing The Death Penalty National Coalition to Abolish Death Penalty
10/18/2012 Press Release Step Into the Death Chamber and Witness a Man Pay the Ultimate Price in the Name of Justice Ghost Rider Pictures
9/5/2012 Press Release Award-Winning Death Penalty Curriculum Now Available as an Apple iBook Death Penalty Information Center
8/16/2012 Press Release U.S. Court of Appeals Vacates Conviction and Death Sentence of Justin Wolfe Death Penalty Information Center
7/16/2012 Press Release Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles Denies Clemency for Warren Hill Despite Undisputed IQ of 70 and Support from Victim’s Family Georgians For Alternatives to the Death Penalty
6/19/2012 Press Release Prosecutor and Judge Now Agree Death Sentence Inappropriate Death Penalty Information Center
5/15/2012 Press Release Columbia Law School Investigation Uncovers New Evidence Suggesting Texas Executed Innocent Man Columbia Law School
4/3/2012 Press Release Connecticut Senators Near Crucial Vote on Bill to Repeal the Death Penalty Death Penalty Information Center
3/22/2012 Media Advisory Connecticut Legislators Prepare to Address the State's Death Penalty (NOTE: The NAACP press conference, as noted on this advisory, has been cancelled.) Death Penalty Information Center
2/2/2012 Press Release North Carolinians Struck From Capital Juries Because of Race Speak Out in Favor of Racial Justice Act American Civil Liberties Union
1/23/2012 Press Release CLEVELAND MAN EXONERATED FROM OHIO DEATH ROW
Joe D’Ambrosio becomes 140th
Death Row Exoneration and the Sixth from Ohio
Ohioans to Stop Executions
1/5/2012 Press Release More than Two Dozen Former Judges and Prosecutors, 73 Faith Leaders, and Numerous Mental Health and Legal Professionals Call on Delaware Board of Pardons and Governor Markell to Grant Clemency to Robert Gattis Attorneys for Robert Gattis
1/3/2012 Press Release Robert Gattis Petitions Delaware Board of Pardons for Clemency Attorneys for Robert Gattis