The Marshall Project
Nonprofit journalism about criminal justice
A nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system
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What 120 Executions Tell Us About Criminal Justice in America
The Marshall Project tracked every execution in America for more than five years. For condemned people, the path to death grew longer, more winding and erratic.
August 14, 2016
Are Evangelicals Ditching the Death Penalty?
As demographics change, a move toward mercy.
June 9, 2016
How Terrance Williams became the face of the death penalty debate in Pennsylvania.
December 7, 2015
The Death Penalty in 2015
Join us for a chat on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. about the state of the death penalty in 2015, and what's to come in 2016
November 19, 2015
The Unfolding Campaign to Save the Death Penalty
Supporters rally around a more efficient system of execution.
November 16, 2015
The Odds of Overturning the Death Penalty
The man who helped topple it (briefly) in 1972 gauges the likelihood of success.
August 28, 2015
Back on the Agenda: Nebraska’s Death Penalty
A grassroots effort aims to restore what the legislature just ended.
April 30, 2015
‘No Human Is Wise Enough to Decide Who Should Die’
The life and death of Robert Utter, former state Supreme Court justice and death penalty opponent.
February 13, 2015
Another Death Penalty Moratorium
As Pennsylvania hits pause on capital punishment, the script sounds familiar.
December 1, 2014
A Plea from the Right
Conservative stalwarts urge Texas to spare Scott Panetti.