Death Penalty

Virtually all of the men and women executed in the United States lived lives in which they were subjected to poverty, racism, violence and abuse—often leading to mental illness. The methods by which these men and women were executed have been designed to appear humane, while, in fact, they cause excruciating pain before death.

In our litigation, we confront these evils head on, asking whether the people of the United States, particularly in the South, should condone the torture and injustice of capital punishment. We represent prisoners in Mississippi and Louisiana in individual cases where the death penalty is particularly unjust.

Key Cases

Key Facts

  • Legal in 29 States

  • Supreme Court Rules

  • 1,512 People Executed

  • Death Row Exonerations