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Wrongful Execution

Does America Execute the Innocent? You Decide

James S. Liebman | Posted 07.18.2014 | Crime
James S. Liebman

Every day now, myths about the death penalty explode. Still, one seemingly soothing claim about the death penalty persists: that because of painstaking appeals and clemency reviews, no innocent person is ever executed. Before accepting that guarantee, consider Carlos DeLuna.

Michael McLaughlin

Texas Executed An Innocent Man, Columbia University Team Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 05.16.2012 | Crime

One of the strongest arguments against the death penalty is the frightening chance of executing an innocent person. Columbia University law professor ...

A Pardon 150 Years Late: Wrongfully Executed Dakota Indian Could Be Cleared

New York Times | ROBERT K. ELDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

MANKATO, Minn. -- On Dec. 26, 1862, thirty-eight doomed Dakota Indians wailed and danced atop the gallows, waiting for the trapdoors to drop beneath t...