Newsletter: April 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Our newsletters are sent to members at the end of every month. They are composed of articles (usually US death penalty-themed) written by members for members.
We publish an abbreviated version here a month after it was sent out. If you'd like to write for the newsletter and support us, click here to become a member.

This issue included a link to the Amicus Journal Issue 37 - a Missouri special. This is a benefit for members.

Did you know... between 1976 and 2002, 44 people with intellectual disability were executed?
Keyes, Edwards & Perske, Mental Retardation, Vol. 3, June 2002, pp. 243-44.


Film screening '12 Angry Men' & talk about jury selection

Join us at Linklaters LLP, 19th May, 6.30pm. Buy tickets here.

Apply now: Office internship

Fancy spending the summer fighting for justice on death row in our London office? Recruitment open now.

Shiny, new website

Our new website is finally live! Please check it out and let us know what you think. Speaking of which...

Calling all US interns: Blog re-launch!

Please email as little as a paragraph a month about anything internship-related (work, play, food, driving, etc.) to Have a look at Alice's first blog for ideas.


Volunteer review commission to examine Oklahoma's death penalty

Potentially positive news in the form of a new volunteer review commission in Oklahoma was announced recently. Read more.

Georgia executes Kenneth Fults

At 7:37pm on 12th April 2016 Kenneth Fults was pronounced dead after being executed by lethal injection of the barbiturate pentobarbital at the state prison in Jackson. Read more.

Death row exoneree Alfred Brown denied compensation 

Alfred DeWayne Brown, who was on Texas’s death row for nine years and imprisoned for 12, has been denied compensation by the Texas State Comptroller after his conviction was overturned and prosecutors dismissed all charges against him in June 2015. Read more.

Please get in touch with any thoughts, comments or queries. We'd love to hear from you!

Amicus would like to thank Natacha Harding, Caroline Skeet and Finnian Clark for their contributions to this month's newsletter.


Image icon amicus_newsletter_450_10_1.png31.11 KB