Death Row

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The section of some prisons which houses convicted criminals awaiting execution
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They reasoned that by choking off agencies that represent death row inmates they'd rid themselves of an impediment to executions, while saving taxpayers millions in the process.
Last month I played cricket with Jan - not a bad bowler for his age - who told me that he has a 'worryingly high' waiting list of over 200 prisoners on Death Row who want to write to someone in this country.
Abu-Jamal's description of condemned men being rushed inside from the exercise yard during a sudden storm because prison officials fear they might be struck by lightning and thereby escape their official death reminded me of one of the weirder aspects of death row in Texas.
Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Texas death row inmate in March, sending his case back to the appeals court and invalidating the state's method of determining if a death-sentenced inmate is intellectually disabled and therefore ineligible for execution.
Of the 7,061 people under a death sentence between 1977 and 2003, 12 percent were executed, 4 percent died by causes other than execution, 36 percent were removed from death row for various reasons and 48 percent were still on death row as of Dec.
The Death Row 10' were a group of individuals in Illinois who had been tortured by members of the Chicago police and forced into confessing to crimes they did not commit.
Suge Knight: The Rise, Fall, and Rise of Death Row Records by Jake Brown, Colossus Books, March 2002 $21.
Because here you are on death row for a crime you didn't do.
At an Austin conference for death-penalty opponents, I had heard about Spenkelink's death in the electric chair from Randall Dale Adams, the innocent man of The Thin Blue Line documentary who had been freed from prison twelve years after a brief Texas trial put him on death row.
And while mistakes are rare, no fewer than 75 death row inmates have been exonerated since 1973.