The reaction has ranged from shock and horror to concern for the men and women who will be carrying out this mass execution.
Death Penalty Focus Blog
Featuring opinion and analysis from DPF staff, board members, and guest writers, and others with first-hand experience of the death penalty system.
- The Focus is our monthly newsletter featuring US and international news stories and interviews from our Voices feature.
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The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Moore v. Texas that found that state's standards for determining intellectual disability in death penalty cases unconstitutional may mean that a practice by some prosecution experts of adding points to the IQ scores of some minority defendants is also unconstitutional.
For 16 years, Thomas Lowenstein has been following the case of Walter Ogrod, and has finally written a book about how he ended up on death row in spite of no real evidence of his guilt.