North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory put his signature on a repeal of the Racial Justice Act, which critics argued effectively prevented the state from executing death row inmates. The statute, which became law in 2009,...more
Conviction of a death penalty offense triggers the appeals process. Understanding the appeals process is essential to knowing what to expect in the years ahead.
- If convicted of murder with special circumstances, a...more
We have all seen at least one movie about a prisoner on death row fighting to prove his innocence. This story line makes for riveting drama, but for the thousands of people who go to jail for a crime they did not commit, the...more