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North Carolina Repeals Its Racial Justice Act

North Carolina Repeals Its Racial Justice Act

by Julianne Hing on June 6 2013, 4:52PM

The unique law allowed death-row inmates to challenge their sentences if they showed that racial bias played a role in their sentencing.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Maryland House of Delegates Votes to End Death Penalty

by Jorge Rivas on March 15 2013, 2:44PM

Maryland is now the first state below the Mason-Dixon Line to abolish the death penalty.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Study: Harris County, Texas Juries Twice As Likely to Demand Death Penalty for Black Defendants Than White

by Julianne Hing on March 13 2013, 3:05PM

The new report was released alongside a new appeal to demand a fair sentencing hearing for death row inmate Duane Buck.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

CT Court Set to Hear Inmate's Case that Death Penalty is Racist

CT Court Set to Hear Inmate’s Case that Death Penalty is Racist

by Jorge Rivas on September 5 2012, 2:12PM

The inmates cite a study that concluded that people of color accused of murdering white victims are three times more likely to receive a death sentence as defendants in white-on-white murder cases.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Connecticut Gov. Malloy Signs Bill to Repeal Death Penalty

by Julianne Hing on April 25 2012, 5:50PM

The Nutmeg State now joins 16 other states which have abolished the death penalty.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

California Voters Will Face Death Penalty Repeal in November

California Voters Will Face Death Penalty Repeal in November

by Jorge Rivas on April 24 2012, 9:30AM

The initiative far exceeded the necessary signatures to qualify for the ballot this fall.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Ruling for First Death Row Inmate to test North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act Expected Soon

by Jorge Rivas on February 29 2012, 3:21PM

The North Carolina law lets prisoners use statistical patterns to try to prove death sentences or jury selections were racially biased.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Rick Perry's Real Legacy? His 2011 Executions (A Dance Video)

Rick Perry’s Real Legacy? His 2011 Executions (A Dance Video)

by Jorge Rivas on January 20 2012, 1:12PM

In honor of Texas Governor Rick Perry executing his presidential campaign, Adriel Luis, a Colorlines.com contributor and artist based in Brooklyn, NY, made this video to remind all of us what Perry’s real legacy is.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

NC: Governor Vetoes Repeal of Racial Justice Act

NC: Governor Vetoes Repeal of Racial Justice Act

by Jorge Rivas on December 14 2011, 5:07PM

North Carolina’s governor vetoed a bill that would have repealed a law that allows death-row inmates to appeal their sentences based on statistical proof of racial bias.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Troy Davis

Antone De'Jaun Correia Writes Obituary For His Uncle, Troy Davis

Antone De’Jaun Correia Writes Obituary For His Uncle, Troy Davis

by Jorge Rivas on December 12 2011, 10:34AM

On the heels of mounting losses in his family, the brave 17-year-old publishes an obituary remembering his uncle for the wisdom and love he showed others while in prison.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Troy Davis

A Sister Who Fought for Her Brother's Life, While Clinging to Her Own

A Sister Who Fought for Her Brother’s Life, While Clinging to Her Own

by Jen Marlowe on December 6 2011, 10:02AM

Troy Davis’s sister, Martina Davis-Correia, lost her battle with cancer last week. She always considered their twin fight for life intertwined. “Twin struggles,” she said. “Twin souls.” Jen Marlowe remembers Martina’s courage and love.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Troy Davis

North Carolina's Historic Fix to Death Penalty Racism Faces GOP Ax

North Carolina’s Historic Fix to Death Penalty Racism Faces GOP Ax

by Jamilah King on November 29 2011, 9:51AM

Conservatives have long promised to repeal the historic law. Now, they’re closer than ever.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Support for Death Penalty Falls to a 39-Year-Low After Troy Davis Infographic

Support for Death Penalty Falls to a 39-Year-Low After Troy Davis

by Jorge Rivas on October 14 2011, 11:46AM

Support for the penalty is down, according to a Gallup Poll. Republicans, men, whites and those living in the South and Midwest more like to support it, while people under 30 are more likely to oppose.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Supreme Court: Mumia Abu-Jamal Can Get New Sentencing

Supreme Court: Mumia Abu-Jamal Can Get New Sentencing

by Jorge Rivas on October 11 2011, 2:20PM

Supreme Court clears the way for one of the country’s most widely known inmates to get new sentencing.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Troy Davis's Last Words: 'Continue To Fight This Fight'

Troy Davis’s Last Words: ‘Continue To Fight This Fight’

by Jorge Rivas on October 11 2011, 1:32PM

Troy Davis’s last words moments before his execution: “All that I can ask is that each of you look deeper into this case, so that you really will finally see the truth.”

Topics: Criminal Justice

Troy Davis's Legacy: A New, Deeply Personal Movement

Troy Davis’s Legacy: A New, Deeply Personal Movement

by Jen Marlowe, Kung Li on September 30 2011, 10:05AM

Thousands of young, black men and women in the South are declaring “I am Troy Davis” as if their lives depend on it. And they do. The fight against systemic racism in the justice system may have finally exploded out of the courts and into the community.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Troy Davis

Justice John Paul Stevens' Only Regret: Texas Death Penalty Vote

Justice John Paul Stevens’ Only Regret: Texas Death Penalty Vote

by Jorge Rivas on September 29 2011, 4:46PM

The retired judge says that his 1977 vote to reinstate the Texas death penalty isn’t something he’s proud of.

Topics: Troy Davis

Where Were You When Troy Davis was Killed? [Reader Forum]

Where Were You When Troy Davis was Killed? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on September 26 2011, 9:20AM

A roundup of our Troy Davis pieces from last week, and reader reactions to his execution and to the movement’s next steps.

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Beyond Troy Davis: How Race Colors Death Row 'Justice' Infographic

Beyond Troy Davis: How Race Colors Death Row ‘Justice’

by Jamilah King, Hatty Lee on September 23 2011, 9:00AM

Troy Davis’s execution is an outrage, but it’s a bracingly typical one. Here’s a detailed look at how race shapes who ends up on death row and with life sentences in the U.S.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Troy Davis

William Jelani Cobb Reports from the Prison Gates

William Jelani Cobb Reports from the Prison Gates

by Akiba Solomon on September 22 2011, 2:00PM

The historian and author spent seven hours outside of the prison where Troy Davis was executed last night. Here, he describes the mood of the crowd, the police reaction and he weighs in on why Obama didn’t step in.

Topics: Gender, Criminal Justice, Troy Davis

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