Newsletter: April 2018
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IN THE NEWS
Court orders tests for inmate, reopening chance of execution
In 2015, Circuit Judge Betty Sanders ruled that the death row inmate, Willie C. Russell, was mentally disabled and therefore permanently removed him from death row. This is a decision which the Mississippi Supreme Court... Read more
Louisiana rejects death penalty repeal bill
A Committee heard over two hours of impassioned debate and testimony from prosecutors and defence attorneys, legislators, victims’ families and religious advocates. Landry, the bill’s standard bearer, said “the death penalty is barbaric. It’s inhumane”. Other pro abolitionists cited the financial burden of maintaining prisoners on death row... Read more
Fewer killers sentenced to die in Florida after courts require unanimous juries
In October 2016, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty could not be imposed without the unanimous support of a jury. Since then, death sentences have become few and far between in the state. Read more
Amicus would like to extend a special thanks to Caroline Skeet, Will Hanson, and Lucy Willis for their contributions to this month's newsletter.
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