Newsletter: November 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Former Virginia death-row prisoner with a strong claim of innocence gets parole after 38 years

Joseph M. Giarratano, a former Virginia death-row prisoner who came within two days of execution, has been been granted parole after 38 years in jail for a rape and double murder that lawyers and supporters have long said he did not commit. Read more...

Nebraska Proposes Untried Lethal-Injection Combination as Nevada Court Halts Execution With Similar Drugs

As Nebraska announced its intention to use a never-before-tried four-drug execution combination a Nevada judge issued a stay of execution that put off the nation's first attempted execution using those drugs. Read more...

Anti-Death Penalty District Attorney Elected in Philadelphia, the Nation's 3rd Largest Death Penalty County

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—the nation's third largest death-penalty county—has elected as its new district attorney a candidate who ran on a platform of ending mass incarceration and eschewing use of the death penalty. Read more...

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Amicus would like to thank Eleanor Cassidy, Shaniah Royer, and Julie Catt for their contributions to this month's newsletter.