Newsletter: January 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
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If you missed your opportunity to attend our US Death Penalty training, you can book your place for Spring Training 2019.

Spring Training Dates
Weekend 1: 8th, 9th & 10th March
Weekend 2: 23rd & 24th March

Booking is now open.

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In the News

Nevada inmate Scott Dozier commits suicide on death row  
On 5th January 2019, Nevada death row inmate Scott Dozier hung himself in his room after attempting to speed up his execution. Dozier’s time on death row has been subject to U.S.-wide attention. Initially, Nevada intended to execute Dozier with ...Read more For more on Dozier's case, please refer to Georgia Richardson's article from July 2018 here.

Kentucky death penalty abolition bill introduced
From the inevitable ending of death in a death penalty sentence – to life without parole, the legal process of abolishing the death penalty in Kentucky, USA begins....Read more

Tennessee Supreme Court sets 6 execution dates in the next two years 
On 16th November 2018, the state’s highest court set six new execution dates in 2019 and 2020 for death row inmates. All six of the men have previously had execution dates set. However, these dates had temporarily been halted pending ...Read more

Nebraska ordered to pay nearly $60K in public record suit 
A district judge started the new year by ordering the state of Nebraska to pay nearly $60,000 in legal fees to two of Nebraska’s biggest newspapers and an advocacy group who raised a public record suit against ...Read more

Indiana withdraws demand for execution of Debra Brown because of mental disability 
Indiana has withdrawn its demand for the execution of Indiana’s last female death row inmate, Debra Denise Brown, due to mental disability. In December 2018, the Indiana Attorney General’s office and the Lake County prosecutor made the decision ...Read more