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The Past Year for Deadline and the Death Penalty
Hey blog community! Things have been busy here at Arts Engine. This year has been a great year for Deadline....

Deadline On The Sundance Channel
The director’s cut of DEADLINE will be shown on The Sundance Channel throughout the month of January at the following...

New Streaming Videos!!!!
There is some exciting new content on the site that we want to call attention to. We have excerpts from...

Hometown Snubs Schwarzenegger
The NY Times posted this article: For years the quaint Austrian town of Graz trumpeted its special relationship with its...

Bringing The Death Penalty Back to NY
This quote is from an Editorial in The New York Times: When a police officer dies in the line of...

New Jersey Senate Approves Moratorium
The New Jersey Senate passed a bill today to suspend executions: "By its action today, the Senate has signaled its...

Tookie Williams Was Executed
This morning, Tookie Williams was executed. Here is the Governor's statement. Here is a troubling excerpt: The dedication of Williams’...

8 Days Left For Tookie Williams
The New York Times has an interesting op-ed on this case: If Governor Schwarzenegger were to allow this prisoner to...

1000th Execution
This is a new initiative from The Death Penalty Information Center for the upcoming 1,000th execution: As the United States...

Kansas Death Penalty to be Presented to Supreme Court
Two Lawrence lawyers are preparing to present the case against the state's death penalty to the U.S. Supreme Court. Rebecca...

Harold Wilson Is 4th Person Exonerated in Pennsylvania
From The Death Penalty Information Center: Harold Wilson is the 122nd inmate freed from Death Row. More than 16 years...

ILLINOIS: JURY REJECTS DEATH ROW INMATE'S LAWSUIT
A sad Anthony Porter update from The New York Times: ILLINOIS: JURY REJECTS DEATH ROW INMATE'S LAWSUIT A jury rejected...

Former Prosecutors Oppose Changes to Federal Criminal Trial Procedure in Death Penalty Cases
This is an excerpt from a letter to Senate and House Conferees: We are a group of former prosecutors who...

Catholics Come Together to Fight Death Penalty
America's Roman Catholic bishops and their flock of 65 million are in new accord on a hot-button social issue: opposition...

US Death Penalty 'Woefully Short On Justice'
It looks like our countries death penalty examination has made it all the way to South Africa. Jurors in United...

Stanley "Tookie" Williams Loses Death Penalty Appeals
The Supreme Court turned down the appeal of Tookie Williams, a California death row inmate. State prosecutors can now return...

After Innocence
AFTER INNOCENCE tells the dramatic and compelling story of the exonerated - innocent men wrongfully imprisoned for decades and then...

World Day Against The Death Penalty
Today Amnesty International marks the World Day Against the Death Penalty 2005 by calling on all African states to abolish...

Amnesty Holds Tour Against Death Penalty
In its Campaign to End the Death Penalty, Amnest International has organized a panel of former death ro prisoners, their...

Voices From Death Row
Fall 2005 – Spring 2006 VOICES FROM DEATH ROW a national speaking tour calling for an end to the death...

"The Exonerated Comes" To North Carolina
Theatre-on-a-Stick opens its production of "The Exonerated," by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, this weekend. "The Exonerated" tells the true...

Death Penalty Bias Found
Study Indicates Racial Disparities A convicted murderer is far more likely to be sentenced to death in California if the...

Judging John Roberts: Death Row Rights
The death penalty was highlighted Wednesday in an exchange between Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Judge John Roberts Jr. during...

Texas Woman Facing Execution Had One of the Worst of Texas' Lawyer
This was recently posted on theDeath Penalty Information Center's website. As Texas prepares to execute Frances Newton on September 14,...

Storm Leaves Legal System a Shambles
Personally, I've been wondering about what is happening with the convicted felons in Louisiana in the wake of Katrina. This...

Amnesty Asks India To Abolish Death Penalty
NEW DELHI: An international human rights organization has asked India to abolish death penalty and demanded that Britain take up...

The Justice Center in New Orleans
For 12 years the Justice Center in New Orleans campaigned for poor inmates facing the death penalty. Now it has...

2 Articles On The Death Penalty In Iraq
The death penalty has been reinstated in Iraq for the first time since Sadaam Husein's regime and three men have...

House Approves Death Penalty Study Bill
RALEIGH, N.C. - Despite other failed attempts this session, North Carolina's capital punishment system would come under review after all...

Death Penalty For Abortion Doctors?
The death penalty and abortion debates have often crossed paths in this country due to people's views on killing. Now,...

Death Penalty To Be Imposed In Iowa
Though the state abolished the death penalty in 1965, federal charges allow juries the option of the death penalty. MASON...

Debate Rages In KY Over Bills Aimed at Death Penalty Appeals
Kentucky inmates may loose their right to file habeas corpus petitions. LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Diana Harrington waited 22 years to...

New Jersey Court Required to Prove Accused Child Killer Not Mentally Retarded
A New Jersey appeals court on Wednesday said Morris County prosecutors must prove to a jury that accused child-killer Porfirio...

Putting the Death Penalty On Trial
Nine hundred and seventy-two men and women have been executed in states with the death penalty since 1976. Last month...

Catholics and the Death Penalty
In a column about Judge Roberts' personal views on controversial social issues, Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington...

Texas Republicans Aim to Kill Federal Criminal Appeals Law
Watch out for Texas! If a contingent of congressional Republicans have their way, federal law governing all criminal appeals will...

Gonzales Concedes Death Penalty Could Be Changed
From CBS2 Chicago. (CBS) CHICAGO President Bush's top law enforcement officer seems to be softening his hard line on capital...

Justice Stevens Calls Attention to "Serious Flaws" in Death Penalty
CHICAGO – Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens steered the debate over President Bush's nominee to a new subject: capital...

Death Penalty Stalls In NC House
A proposal to study the state's death penalty -- and give condemned inmates a shot at individual reprieves in the...

The Thurgood Marshall Journalism Awards
Deadline was one of the winners of The Thurgood Marshall Journalism Awards. These awards are given out by The Death...

Poll Finds Concerns About Fairness of Alabama's Death Penalty
A large majority of Alabamians in a new poll support the death penalty, but 57 percent would suspend it until...

Bid to Speed Death Penalty Appeals Under Fire
Watch out California... The Senate Judiciary Committee will take up legislation today meant to streamline the death penalty appeals process...

The Boss Against The Death Penalty
RALEIGH, N.C. -- When the "Boss" comes to North Carolina next week, he will not only be performing but taking...

Federal Death Penalty In Non-Death Penalty States
I ran across this article on the Death Penalty Information Center's website. Scary! The federal death penalty was reinstated in...

Artist Protests Death Penalty
An artist spent all day on the downtown mall, not painting, but protesting the death penalty. Randall Sinner wrote down...

NC's Death Penalty Plan Walks a Fine Line
With a state House vote on a death-penalty study coming soon, activists on both sides of the issue like...

Executing Justice: A Murder Trial Reignites Vermont's Death Penalty Debate
It has been almost 50 years since the death penalty was imposed in Vermont, and that 1957 sentence was commuted....

NYTimes OpEd - Convicted, Executed, Not Guilty
If Larry Griffin were being tried today for the murder of Quintin Moss, he would almost certainly be acquitted. The...

The Headlines
A lot is happening on the death penalty front both in the US and across the world. Below are some...

Romney's Death Penalty Bill On Firing Line
BOSTON -- When Gov. Mitt Romney pitches his so-called "gold standard" death penalty bill to lawmakers today, he will be...

Books: Judging The Death Penalty
After the sniper shootings around Washington in 2002, then-U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft made the decision to have the culprits...

North Carolina's New Push On Death Penalty Debate
RALEIGH, N.C. -- State lawmakers against the death penalty say they do not have enough votes in the state House...

The Resignation of Justice O'Conner and The Death Penalty
This article from Zenit.org, an Italian news website provides a thorough look at the US's current death penalty climate and...

Deadline Is Nominated For An Emmy
EMMY AWARDS TO BE ANNOUNCED SEPTEMBER 19TH! Details: OUTSTANDING CONTINUING COVERAGE OF A NEWS STORY IN A NEWS MAGAZINE *...

Death Penalty Trends From DPIC
I found this information on Death Penalty Information Center's website about state's use of the death penalty very interesting. I've...

Bishops Ask For Clemency In Death Penalty Case
Bishops from the Diocese of Richmond and Arlington have asked Gov. Mark Warner to grant clemency for an inmate scheduled...

Crime Subcommittee Hearing Thursday on Death Penalty Legislation
Crime Subcommittee Hearing Thursday on Death Penalty Legislation: Does it Deter Crime and Save Lives? The Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism...

Connecticut Death Penalty Opponent Set To Retire
(Hartford-WTNH, June 27, 2005 8:05 PM) _ One of Connecticut's most unique death penalty opponents is retiring as a minister...

Jury Convicts Fell In Death Penalty Trial
BURLINGTON, Vt. --A Pennsylvania man was convicted Friday of kidnapping and killing a Clarendon woman five years ago and now...

The 12th Annual Fast and Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty at the U.S. Supreme Court
Many people we have helped us during the course of Deadline will be at this event including David Kaczynski, brother...

Point Counterpoint
Today's USA Today features OpEds both for and against the death penalty. The death penalty debate continues to gain nationwide...

High Court Strikes Another Blow Against Death Penalty
Read the full article in The Sun Times. WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday threw out yet another sentence...

Texas Governor Signs Life Without Parole Bill Into Law
Read the full article at www.deathpenaltyinfo.org Texas Governor Rick Perry (has signed the bill that gives juries in death penalty...

N.C. Legislators Rework Bill on Death Penalty Moratorium
ELIZABETH CITY — Jerry W. Conner shot a Gates County store clerk in the neck in 1990, then he raped...

Testing Texas
There have been a slew of recent articles and OpEds about the Supreme Courts reversal of Texas's death penalty case....

Is a Moratorium for California in the Future?
Read this article from the San Francisco Chronicle. SACRAMENTO Moratorium sought on death penalty Assembly Dems say innocent person may...

Deadline Screens In The UK
Many thanks for Rebecca who arranged this great screening. To host a screening or Viewing Party of your own please...

Supreme Court reverses death penalty conviction
An interesting article on CNN.com: The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a black death row inmate who said...

Centurion Ministries
At The Princeton Human Righs Film Festival, a representative spoke from an organization I had never heard of. Centurion Ministries...

Vermont Selects Jury for Death Penalty Trial
BURLINGTON, Vt. --A jury of seven men and five women has been selected for the Vermont's first death penalty trial...

Kenya Set to Abolish Death Penalty
Just a reminder that the death penalty is under examination not only across the country but across the world as...

Anti Death Penalty Advocates Might Be Losing Fight
With a vote looming, advocates for a two-year moratorium on executions thought they had the needed support to get the...

The Empty Chair: Death Penalty Yes or No?
This one hour documentary tells four stories of murder victims' families reliving the crimes and confronting the loss of loved...

Black Plans Death Penalty Panel
The story continues in North Carolina: House Speaker Jim Black said Thursday that he would create a panel to study...

N.C. Postpones Death Penalty Vote
The latest on North Carolina's House vote to ban executions from WRAL.com. RALEIGH, N.C. -- The North Carolina House has...

North Carolina Gets Opinionated
From The Charlotte Observer. Read the full OpEd. Make the death penalty fair N.C. should halt executions while fixing system...

U.S. Supreme Court will take up Kansas death penalty
TOPEKA — The U.S. Supreme Court will take up the Kansas capital punishment case to decide whether the state’s death...

House Committee To Consider Two-Year Moratorium On Death Penalty
North Carolina's judiciary committe is condsidering the bill this morning. If it passes, it will go to the full House...

U.S. Case Draws Vermont Into Debate on the Death Penalty
Interesting New York Times article. BURLINGTON, Vt, May 24 - For years, Vermonters have watched the death penalty debate unfold...

Texas Court Rules That Half of the Defense Team Can Be Asleep
This story posted on the Death Penalty Information Center website is an example of what is wrong with the criminal...

Supreme Court Dismisses Death Row Rights Appeal
Read this article in yesterday's New York Times: WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court turned away an appeal Monday that...

Notable North Carolinians Call For Moratorium on Executions
A good showing for one of our target states, North Carolina: A diverse and bipartisan group of more than 150...

Deadline In New Mexico
On May 13, we had our summit meeting with activists in New Mexico to discuss ways to use Deadline...

Gallup Shows Americans' Views of Death Penalty More Positive
With many state's working towards bringing an end to the death penalty this recent release from the Gallup News Service...

Court Split Over Death Penalty Method
The Supreme Court's latest clash over the death penalty involves the lethal chemical cocktail used by many states and whether...

Death Penalty News In Local Papers
With the upcoming death penalty trial in Vermont and Massachusettes Governor Romney's death penalty bill proposal, capital punishment is has...

North Carolina Leaders Call For Death Penalty Moratorium
News from North Carolina's WRAL.com. RALEIGH, N.C. -- A diverse group of state leaders called for an immediate suspension of...

Flawed Data Hinders Death Penalty Analysis
News from the Associated Press on their Ohio death penalty analysis. COLUMBUS, Ohio May 15, 2005 — While state law...

Death Penalty Study Offers Tips to Texas
In a study released Thursday, the Texas Defender Service studied the recommendations of an Illinois commission appointed to study its...

An Update on the Michael Ross Case
BBC World Service did an interesting story on the upcoming execution of Michael Ross in Connecticut. It is always fascinating...

The Innocent
Our partner, The Center on Wrongful Convictions, for their 2005 benefit are sponsoring a benefit and award ceremony. The benefit...

Death Penalty Foes: Halt Ohio Executions
Read this Associated Press article featured in the Washington Post. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Opponents of the death penalty urged the...

Deadline Screens In Spencertown New York
Thanks to Dick Light and everyone who participated in Deadline's screening on May 6th. Dick was kind enough to send...

News From Connecticut
Connecticut's death penalty hearings have yet to happen with less than a week before first execution in 45 years. Read...

Inmate's Mental Health Crumbles Even As Relief May Be Near
Continuing on with the subject of Mexican Nationals on death row in the U.S., here is an alarming story from...

Race, Pleas Affect Ohio Death Penalty
Ohio's death penalty has been inconsistently applied since it was enacted in 1981, according to a first-ever analysis by The...

Rhode Island Lawmaker Proposes Death Penalty Study
With a new death penalty proposal underway in Massachussettes, debates in Connecticut and the recent death penalty trial in Vermont,...

Connecticut Forgos Death Penalty Debate
With a looming execution, the state's senate has decided against opening up a debate about the death penalty due to...

Vermont Groups Organizing to Protest Death Penalty Trial
MONTPELIER, Vt. - A number of organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and Amnesty International, are gearing up to...

Death Penalty Examination Hits Baltimore Sun
This article from The Baltimore Sun looks at the declining death penalty trend in Maryland, one of our target states....

Death Penalty Advocates Needle Romney Over Bill
This Boston Herald article proves a rough road is ahead for Massachusettes Governor, Mitt Romey's death penalty bill. Gov. Mitt...

Soldier Sentenced to Death for Iraq War Murder
From DPIC: No one has been executed under the military's death penalty since 1961. There are 7 other soldiers facing...

Editorial: No Risk Death Penalty?
In response to Massachusetts' governor Romney's proposal, The Republican says this: The bill calls for verifiable scientific evidence such as...

The Dialogue Begins
On April 21 The Los Angeles Times published an editorial about California's death penalty. We posted it on the blog....

Massachusetts Governor Files Death Penalty Bill
Read this Boston Globe article. Governor Mitt Romney yesterday filed a long-awaited bill to reinstate the death penalty in Massachusetts...

Death Sentences Continue to Decline in 2004
In 2004, 125 people were sentenced to death in the United States, the fewest number since capital punishment was reinstated...

Legal Ease - Capital Defense Weekly
Just ran across Capital Defense Weekly. If you're interested in some information on capital cases law review style, check it...

Deadline Screening at Jail Ministry of Syracuse
Thanks to Bill Cuddy who sent this feedback from his screening on April 14th. On Thursday, April 14, 2005 we...

Nation's Prison and Jail Population Grew by 932 Inmates Per Week
The Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced Sunday that the nation's prisons and jails held 2,131,180 inmates as...

Ryan addresses ACLU
Former Governor George Ryan spoke at ACLU's annual meeting in Peoria on Saturday night. Ryan said he has no plans...

The Penalty Phase for Moussaoui
The world view of what should be Moussaoui's fate is very different than that of the U.S. Government. The European...

Is California Next?
New York's recent decision to kill the death penalty is likely to have an impact on other state's capital justice...

Death Penalty for Saddam?
The debate is on. Iraq's new rulers have split over whether to execute Saddam Hussein if he is convicted of...

New Pope Likely To Uphold Anti-Death Penalty Stance
The Houston Chronicle featured this article yesterday about the new Pope's death penalty views and how they will be closely...

Deadline Screens At Buenos Aires Film Festival
By roving Deadline Outreach Director, Angela Tucker Deadline screened three times here at The Buenos Aires Film Festival, an international...

National Death Penalty Fact Sheet
The ACLU has a fact sheet that lists hard numbers, Supreme Court cases which highlight flaws of the death penalty...

A Timeline of New York's Death Penalty
1890 First state to use the electric chair. August 15, 1963 Last execution: Eddie Lee Mays 1965 Death penalty eliminated...

Bush, The Pope and The Death Penalty
This article from Reuters portraits President Bush and the late Pope John Paul's differing death penalty stances. I highly recommend...

Illinois to Seek Death Penalty for Tucker
Yesterday, Chicago News Channel WTWO reported that the state was to seek death penalty for Aubrey Tucker. Tucker, who went...

Albany Results Are In
And the news is good. Democrats in the State Assembly closed the door today on reviving the death penalty in...

David Kaczynski Article In Los Angeles Times
Death Penalty Turnaround By David Kaczynski, David Kaczynski is the head of New Yorkers Against The Death Penalty New York...

Correction
Fiona Tan has an exhibition at The New Museum in New York. Here's The New York Times' description: In Ms....

Time Running Out for Claiming Innocence in Florida
Here's what's going on in Florida. Prisoners convicted before DNA was routinely tested have only until Oct. 1 to submit...

NYC: Historic Vote on DP; Tue. April 12
If the committee votes against the death penalty, it will make New York the first state to dismantle the death...

NY State Assembly Death Penalty Hearings Report
Yesterday, The New York State Asembly released a report detailing five full days of public hearings featuring 170 witnesses. The...

The Death Penalty Dilemma: Lessons From The Ross Case
From the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, an insightful article written by Michael Meltsner about Michael Ross's death penalty case in Connecticut...

Democrats Say Death Penalty Is Likely To Fail
In Tuesday's New York Times: ALBANY, April 4 - Top Democrats in the State Assembly said on Monday that they...

Death Penalty 'At Record Levels'
China carried out more executions than all other countries combined - at least 3,400 - the human rights group says....

Is Vermont Next?
Apparently so. Jury selection is due to begin next month in U.S. District Court in Burlington for Vermont’s first death...

Time on Death Row
A super interesting article about the length of time prisoners spend on death row in the United States. Death row...

Connecticut's Death Penalty Survives
An update on Connecticut's fight to repeal capital punishment from The Hartford Courant. After Five-Hour Debate, House Votes 89-60 Against...

Pulitzer Prize Winner Writes on the Death Penalty
This week's cover story of the Nashville Scene, Nashville's weekly press was written by Pulitzer Prize winner Wendell Rawls Jr.....

Wrongful Convictions in Virginia
A two-year study of 11 wrongful conviction cases in Virginia found that mistaken eyewitness identification is the major reason innocent...

Murder Survivor Speaks Against Death Penalty as Connecticut Legislature Takes Historic Vote
TCASK just sent out this press release. Connecticut's House of Representatives votes on a measure to repeal the death penalty...

Truth in Documentaries
An interesting article in NY TIMES today reporting the href="http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/29/movies/29docu.html?">heated debate surrounding the recent Academy Award winning film, Mighty Times:...

Court Examines Rights of Foreigners on Death Row
By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Foreign murder suspects have no rights in U.S. federal courts to challenge their...

A Disturbing Article In A Local Newspaper Sparks A Debate About The Death Penalty
This is one of those news stories that David Letterman should get a hold of. If I didn’t know the...

What Influence International Law has in US Courtrooms
In keeping up with the events of Medillin v. Dretke, The Christian Science Monitor has an article today. On March...

New Resources from Alabama
Earlier this month EJI released a report, "Criminal Justice Reform in Alabama: A Report and Analysis of Criminal Justice Issues...

North Carolina's Mortatorium Lobby Day
If you are in Raleigh, North Carolina (or even near it), March 30th is Moratorium Lobby Day: Now that we...

No Death Penalty for Truck Driver in Smuggling Case
The upstate New York truck driver at the center of the nation's deadliest smuggling attempt avoided the death penalty as...

Deadline April Screenings
It's been a while since I've posted Deadline Screenings. After more then a year since its premiere in January 2004,...

In the News
The Catholic Bishops who are mobilizing against the death penalty are getting quite a lot of press. Here's an interesting...

Bring on the Bishops
U.S. Roman Catholic bishops are preparing to begin what they call a major campaign to end the use of the...

Medellin v. Dretke
The Death Penalty Information Center is exactly that: great information on the death penalty. They are an amazing resource for...

CPADP Screens Deadline in Harrisburg, PA
On Friday, March 11, Central Pennsylvanians to Abolish the Death Penalty hosted a screening of "Deadline" at an art gallery...

DP for Peterson
I didn't really expect otherwise. The California judge in the trial of Scott Peterson said on Wednesday he agreed that...

Mexico, President Bush and the Death Penalty
Is Bush trying to mend the relations with Mexico? Not sure, but what's interesting to me is this: President Bush's...

Another Exonerated
Michael Anthony Williams, sixteen years old when he was arrested and convicted, walked out of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at...

Trial for Texas Man in Human Smuggling Case Begins
Last December there was a Deadline post about Tyrone Williams and the smuggling case in Houston. From the NY TIMES:...

Connecticut Legislative Committe Votes to Abolish Death Penalty
An article in today's Hartford Courant: HARTFORD, Conn. -- A key legislative committee voted Wednesday to abolish Connecticut's long-standing death...

DEADLINE WINS CINE GOLDEN EAGLE AWARD
The CINE Golden Eagle Film and Video Competition, held each spring and fall, has awarded Deadline the coveted CINE Golden...

One Step Closer
An effort to repeal the death penalty in New Mexico came one step closer to reality Monday when a Senate...

Texas Reacts to 5-4 Ruling
Not surprisingly, Rosenthal, (Harris County District Attorney) whose office steadily feeds death row, said he was "disappointed" at the 5-4...

Hard Numbers
Here's the latest death row data: Numbers of Death Row Inmates: Jan. 1, 2003 - 3,692 Jan. 1, 2004 -...

US 'Whittling Away at Death Penalty'
From the BBC: Legal experts say that the US Supreme Court's decision to prevent youths from being put to death...

Democracy Now Segment About The Death Penalty
Today you can see a segment of Democracy Now with Amy Goodman about the landmark decision to end the juvenile...

March 1st - International Death Penalty Abolition Day
The Tennessee Coalition to Abolish State Killing, who has a great mailing list that I highly recommend joining, sent the...

Supreme Court Bars Death Penalty for Juvenile Killers
In a huge move, The Supreme Court forbid the execution of minors (under 17) at the time of the execution:...

New Mexico DP Bill passes in House of Representatives
A bill to abolish the death penalty in New Mexico cleared the state House of Representatives on Monday and heads...

Debate is on in New Mexico
An article was published on the Free New Mexican about the politics of the death penalty and so far 11...

The Question of the DP - A Spiritual Perspective
Mark Elliott, a high school mathematics instructor from New Mexico, voices his opinion about the death penalty. As a citizen...

Texas Set to Execute...
Melendez’s case is alarming because he has a strong innocence claim. His case is surrounded by evidence of prosecutorial misconduct,...

Start A Resolution
Equal Justice USA shows us how easy it is to pass a moratorium resolution: Dozens of local governments across the...

Heated Politics over the Death Penalty
In NEW YORK: Republican leaders who accuse Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver of killing the death penalty in New York...

Study Finds Innocence Issue Leads to Lower Death Penalty Support
Makes sense to me. Three-quarters of Americans believe that an innocent person has been executed within the last five years...

EJI Recent Events and Developments
I've been waiting for a website update for Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama and it finally came! EJI's exectuive director,...

Entertaining Docs with Something To Say
Referring to documentaries Pat Aufderheid writes, "The current wave mixes plenty of entertainment value with attitude and information". But what's...

Death Penalty Debate Falls Silent
The Chicago Tribune and Daily Herald each published articles today about the lack of attention the death penalty has received...

Pataki's Rating Declines Sharply in Poll of State
Interesting New York Times article reporting that Pataki's rating in polls corresponds with the public's shifting stance on the death...

Growing Elderly Population on Death Row
Interesting post today on Death Penalty Information Center. In many states, elderly prisoners who are not on death row are...

Governor Aims to Rehabilitate Prison System
Who would have thought the Terminator would give bad guys a second chance? Through a series of recent steps, the...

Sister of Mercy
Renny Cushing, from Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights, sent me this email that I thought I'd share: Last week's...

An Update On The State Of The Death Penalty In New York
The New York Times reported today that it is likely that the death penalty will not come back to New...

Blog World
I had to grab this news I found on talkleft.com, since it related to the death penalty AND to my...

Around the Nation
Alarming News this week from Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC): Mentally Ill Woman Dies After 20 Years on Nevada's Death...

Inmate's Rising I.Q. Score Could Mean His Death
This year a jury will have to come to a conclusion that to me, seems nearly impossible. They will have...

Death penalty foes challenge changes in capital punishment protocol
On Friday, there was a three hour hearing on proposed changes to New Jersey's procedures for carrying out executions. A...

In the News
Hey look, we've been blogged...twice!...

Bush Calls for Death Penalty Lawyer Training
I realize this is a slow response to the State of the Union, (two days after is slow, right?) but...

Back to the Two Films...
There's lots happening in the news these days (about many things...but specifically the death penalty). But I want to step...

Metroland Article and NY Death Penalty Update
Check out this article about Deadline and last week's death penalty hearings in Albany's weekly alternative press, Metroland. Also, NYADP...

Ross Execution Cancelled!
If all the back and forth about this execution in Connecticut does not show us that the capital pinishment system...

Deadline screening in Urbana sells-out!
We had a screening of Deadline at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to commemorate the five year anniversary of...

Criminal Justice Documentaries at Sundance 2005
Just back from Sundance a few hours ago. I'm exhausted of course, but had an amazing time. There were two...

The Death Penalty in New England
AlterNet has an interesting article entitled Death Comes To New England about the upcoming execution in Connecticut. I read in...

The Hearings in Albany
by Katy Chevigny Beth Davenport, the Deadline Outreach Coordinator, and I headed to Albany this past Monday night, June 24th,...

Panel set to study death-penalty bill
More News and Facts from Virginia: A Senate committee yesterday sent legislation banning the death penalty for juveniles to the...

Death penalty foes have their say
The Albany hearings were yesterday. The Times Union has an article covering the hearings: On Tuesday, a panel of state...

Virginia
It seems Virginia is another state battling the death penalty. A bill that would impose a moratorium on executions died...

Court TV Runs 'The Exonerated'
Airing: 9 p.m. Thursday, Court TV "At the end of the play, we would sometimes introduce Kerry Max Cook and...

Hello TCASK
The Tennessee Coalition to Abolish State Killing (TCASK) has a single purpose: to end executions in our state by promoting...

California State Executes Donald Beardslee
Donald Beardslee, who killed two young Peninsula women in 1981 while on parole from an earlier murder conviction, was executed...

California's Death Penalty Lie
An good editorial in today's Los Angeles Times, calling on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to take action on a scheduled execution...

Jury verdict to free prison journalist
After 44 years in one of America's toughest prisons, renowned prison journalist Wilbert Rideau is a free man. The undercurrent...

Trial for Prison Journalist Continues
A case of rehabilitation. Wilbert Rideau who is on trial for the fourth time --for the same crime, has spent...

More Debate from Connecticut
First, a letter to the Editor from Jim Stuhler. Michael Ross is a trap to activate the death penalty. We...

With Little Evidence, 4th Trial Opens in '61 Killing
Wilbert Rideau has spent the last 44 years on death row in Louisiana. Now, for the fourth time, he is...

New York City Hearing - Take Two
Here is a message from New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty: The hearings on December 15 went a long way...

The Death Penalty Debate In Connecticut
This article is from the town of my alma mater, Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut. There is much debate around...

DEADLINE SCREENING IN ALBANY JANUARY 25, 2005
On January 25, 2005 at 6:00pm Arts Engine Inc. and New Yorker's Against The Death Penalty will be hosting a...

Bishops in Connecticut Take on the Death Penalty
The debate in Connecticut over the first execution in 40 years intensifies as the execution date gets closer (january 26)....

Responses to Yates Retrial
Betsy Schwartz, Executive Director of the Mental Health Association of Greater Houston, responds to the retrial of Andrea Yates. In...

Local clergy to preach about death penalty
The New Milford Clergy Association is organizing a unified response to the scheduled Jan. 26 execution of Michael Ross. To...

New Trial for a Mother Who Drowned 5 Children
The new trial will open up the national debate about mental illness, postpartum depression and the legal definition of insanity....

Houston's Crime Labs--Not off the Hook
IN HOUSTON, TEXAS, members of the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice (including Barry Scheck, co-director of the Innocence Project) "sparred...

Civil Rights Record of Attorney General Nominee Alberto Gonzales
Several nerve racking points in today's press release by the ACLU regarding attorney general nominee and current White House Counsel...

A Legal Quest Against the Death Penalty
A lengthy article devoted to the work of Judge Jed S. Rakoff from The New York Times. Over the days...

Federal Judge to Tell Jurors that Prosecutors Ignored Order
Prosecutors ignored Judge Gilmore's order to show why they are seeking the death penalty for the man accused of driving...

Will Massachusetts bring back the Death Penalty?
Area legislators are predicting Gov. Mitt Romney’s recently proposed death penalty bill will have an uphill battle on Beacon Hill...

Death Penalty, Racial Profiling Proposals Await Lawmakers
Abolishing the death penalty, making racial profiling a crime and setting up government health insurance for all Kansans are among...

The National Weekend of Faith in Action
The 2004 National Weekend of Faith in Action on the Death Penalty (NWFA), coordinated by Amnesty International USA's Program to...

Deadline Wins A CINE Gold Eagle Award!
The award ceremony is in April 2005 in Washington D.C. It is the first major award we've won for the...

Fixing the California Youth Authority
Donna Brorby was relentless in forcing Texas to clean up its prisons. Now the lawyer is being asked to fix...

Explanation for Death Penalty Sought in Fatal Smuggling Case
This article is from the LA Times...to read it you must suscribe first. It only takes a second! Judge asks...

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DA Morgenthau Against Reviving Death Penalty
And the reports from last week's legislative hearing in New York keep coming. This time, it's Manhattan District Attorney Robert...

Speaker Hints Death Penalty May Be Passé
More and more New Yorker's are reconsidering the death penalty, for all different reasons. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is one...

A David Wong Update
From Rupa Parekh, who also worked on Deadline: Today, Judge Giardino issued a ruling that dismissed the murder charge against...

Personal Perspective from Kansas
As the father of a death-row inmate, Steve Belt has gotten used to courts deciding the fate of his son....

Letter to the Editor NYC
From The New York Times To the Editor: Re "New Debate Over Restoring Death Penalty" (news article, Dec. 16): The...

Kansas Court Stays Ruling to Throw Out Death Penalty
Breaking News from the The Chigago Tribune: The Kansas Supreme Court agreed Monday to put on hold its ruling throwing...

The Death Penalty - A View from an European
As of November 2004 in Alabama, there have been 33 City Councils that have voted to adopt a moratorium on...

KANSAS SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN DEATH PENALTY LAW
Today the Kansas Supreme Court struck down the state's death penalty law, making 14 states free of capital punishment. Earlier...

The Death Penalty Hearings in New York: The Second Half
My colleague, Ericka, stayed for the second half of the hearings. Here's her take: Piggybacking on Angela's post from the...

NY News: Morgenthau and Others Speak Out Against Death Penalty
The New York Times' report of yesterday's state legislative hearings: At yesterday's hearing hundreds of people crowded into the meeting...

The Death Penalty Hearings in New York: A Blow by Blow
Beth, Ericka and I attended the first of two death penalty hearings in New York. This one was in New...

New Jersey Senate Likely To Impose Two-Year Hold On Executions
As one death row inmate moved closer to lethal injection yesterday, acting Gov. Richard Codey endorsed a moratorium on executions...

Peterson Trial
Peterson's Verdict: The jury in the Scott Peterson case, repelled by his apparent lack of sorrow and remorse, decided yesterday...

Outreach as a Central Element in Documentary Production
This is an interview that the folks over at The Center for Social Media did with Katy Chevigny and Kirsten...

My Trip To The U.N.
Last Friday, I attended the press conference announcing Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights (MVHR). This organization was founded by...

Real to Reel
The Hollywood Reporter has a lot to say about the pictures vying for best documentary at the Oscars. As with...

Debating the Death Penalty
There's an interesting debate published in the The Madison Eagle called, Death penalty: A moral and effective punishment? Here are...

Texas man executed on disproved forensics
This article was written by two incredible journalists who are featured in Deadline, Steve Mills and Maurice Possley. It is...

Supreme Court Again Weighs Racial Bias in Death Penalty Case
A death penalty case receives a rare second hearing at the Supreme Court...The case was sent back to the appeals...

New York State Reduces Drug Sentences
This is a huge development that many people have done a lot of hard work to make happen: Under the...

Louisiana's Death Row
During the past five years, twice as many condemned inmates have walked free from Louisiana's death row than have been...

The Case Against David Wong
Here is information about a case that many friends are doing some hard work on. Go to their website to...

Seattle Screening
The annual Seattle Human Rights Film Festival festival is this week. Deadline will be among the films screened, so for...

Rulings in Texas Capital Cases Try Supreme Court's Patience
The New York Times has run a lengthy article on Texas's handlings of the Death Penatly. It's long, and it...

A Female Perspective
A really interesting article from Ms. Magazine: Women on Death Row Suffer Harsher Conditions than Male Inmates. The ACLU recently...

The Unexpected Happened
When I came home tonight, I knew I would find out the Governor's decision regarding Francis Newton. Either Texas Governor...

Parole Board Gives Hope to Francis Newton
Wow. this news is encouraging... Now Francis Newton's death sentence is in the hands of Gov. Perry. I don't know...

New York State Hearings -- Part Two
As I mentioned before, Beth and I will be attending the hearing in New York City at the Bar Association....

Alarming Numbers
New prison population figures released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics demonstrate the continuation of a 31-year trend of rising...

Pacadena Editorial
As DPIC rightly points out, there have been a growing number of editorials addressing the Death Penalty. DPIC noted three...

The Death Penalty on T-Day
Yesterday I visited my relatives for the big turkey day...the gathering included 8 Northern California folk. Somehow we got talking...

Public Hearing in New York
If you are around next Wednesday, you should attend this. It is a public hearing in New York about the...

Frances Newton Clemency Petition
I read Frances Newton's Clemency Petition. It's disturbing all around. How can death penalty cases be carried out when there...

Where Execution Feels Like Relic, Death Looms
On January 26 Michael Brice Ross is scheduled to be executed in Connecticut. "It would be the first time in...

Keep the Letters Coming
To the editor: Since the recent elections, much has been written about our cultural and political polarization. This perceived division...

Shocking Maryland Death Row Statistics
While researching screenings in Maryland, one of our outreach "target states", I came across some unbelievable information on Maryland Coaliton...

The Death Penalty in New York
The Times has a great article on the effort to reinstate the death penalty law in Albany being stalled. This...

Editorials
I think it's great when an editorial about the death penalty gets published. This editorial says a lot of the...

Ultimate Punishment
I'm reading the book Utimate Punishment, written by Scott Turow who is a lawyer and writer, and was featured in...

What's Going on in Ohio?
What do you think about adding the death penalty to the current moral values debate? The surprise House vote last...

US death penalty at 30-year low
From The Guardian The number of people sentenced to death in the US reached a 30-year low last year, when...

Finding Legal Affairs
Two interesting articles on the Legal Affairs website. First, The Tinderbox written by Donald Cabana, a spirited ex-warden of the...

Texas & the Death Penalty
An article in yesterday's Houston Chronicle reports on a recent death penalty poll. Texas residents overwhelmingly favor the continued use...

An Interesting Turn of Events in Ohio:
The Republican Rep. Tom Brinkman, surprised many of his colleagues this week by suggesting a amendment regarding the death penalty....

More of Alabama in the News
After reading this article I really have to ask myself what good would it do to have this woman put...

The FBI Uniform Crime Report
The FBI recently released it's Uniform Crime Report for 2003. This report is very dense and is broken down into...

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty's Blog
A few weeks ago I was in Washington D.C. for a panel about reentry at American University at their law...

Former Governor Ryan Speaks At Northwestern
Many people ask us why we have chosen Illinois as one of our target states. Illinois already has a moratorium...

Aileen-Life and Death of a Serial Killer on HBO
Last week I saw another one of Nick Broomfield's documentaries. (Broomfield made Biggie and Tupac and Kurt and Courtney among...

DNA Discussion on Talk of the Nation
Listen to 30 minutes of an interesting program on Talk of the Nation-Science Friday called, Expanding Criminal DNA Databases. Topics...

31 Town Councils in Alabama Support Moratorium
Some good news on this Friday evening. In Alabama, one more town council passed a resolution supporting a moratorium on...

The Eve of Election Day
Looking Forward to VOTING Tomorrow!...

This Week's Screenings
I know you're all able to read the screenings page yourself--but I thought considering the excitement of the elections...it would...

"Three Strikes" Law & DNA Propositions for California Voters
For people in California, it's not just about Kerry and Bush on Tuesday (it's hard to believe there could be...

Fun Fridays
Today I'm posting something a little different: not about the death penalty, criminal justice or social issue documentaries. Today i'm...

Criminal Justice Investigations Continue at Chicago Tribune
Steve Mills, Maurice Possley (the two Chicago Tribune journalists featured in Deadline) and Flynn McRoberts have produced a series of...

California: Highest Number of Death Row Inmates
One of the questions Saturday night at the UNAFF film festival, was which three states had the highest number of...

Deadline Screening at UNAFF
Last night a crowd of about 125 watched Deadline and then participated in a short Q&A at the United...

Another Blog Found
I came across the extensive National Institute of Corrections website. NIC is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice,...

A Coincidence
Remember a few weeks ago I posted the Stanford Daily article about Scott Turow’s talk at Stanford Campus. Turow was...

GUEST BLOGGER: Kristin Houle, Amnesty International USA, The National Faith in Action Weekend
Amnesty International USA presents the National Weekend of Faith in Action on the Death Penalty October 22-24, 2004 "The movement...

Death Penalty in the News
Several news items in the papers. I'll post them all at once…it shows that the death penalty is a topic...

Senate Passes DNA/Death Penalty Reform Package
Last Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed The Justice For All Act, a wide-ranging criminal justice package that includes the...

"Get Tough" Programs for Juveniles Don't Work
An interesting article in the Times today, claims that these "get tough" programs for at risk youth simply do not...

The Other Point of View
An opinion piece in the Bowling Green Daily News in Kentucky, tackles the debate about juveniles and the death penalty...arguing...

Low IQs and Executions
I'm curious what the law is for each state that has the death penalty with regard to low IQs. I...

The Reality of Latinos in the U.S. Criminal Justice System
The National Council of La Raza, the largest national constituency-based Hispanic organization and the leading voice in Washington, DC for...

Juveniles and the Death Penalty
The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments on the constitutionality of the death penalty for juvenile defendants (those under...

Six Documentary Filmmakers this Thursday
I really wish I could be in New York this Thursday. The National Board of Review Presents: Great Documentaries: Here's...

NCADP Holds Annual Conference
NCADP 2004, scheduled for Oct. 14-17, held at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. NCADP 2004 will feature plenary sessions examining...

Scott Turow gives talk at Stanford University
Two nights ago, Scott Turow (one of the subjects in Deadline) gave a talk about the two presidential candidates and...

Death Row Inmate Walks Free
Seventeen years after being sentenced to death for capital murder, Ernest Ray Willis was finally able to hold his wife...

Changing Hearts and Minds in New Jersey Prisons
By GUEST BLOGGERS: Eddie Hicks, Galloway, New Jersey, and Lorry Post, Cape May, New Jersey We are men. One white,...

17 Years on Death Row--A Mistake
Prosecutors dropped murder charges Tuesday against a Texas man who spent 17 years on death row for a crime he...

The World Congress Against the Death Penalty - Montreal
From Wednesday October 6th to Saturday October 9th, 2004, Montreal will host the 2nd World Congress against the Death Penalty....

Deadline's DVD Released Today!
Since July’s broadcast our outreach efforts have continued around the nation with college and university tours, film festival screenings and...

October Screenings
This month (October) Deadline is showing in 7 cities; New York City, Pleasantville (NY), Burlington (VT), Stanford (CA), Barcelona (Spain),...

An Update on Lawrence Hayes
Lawrence Hayes, one of the characters in our film, Deadline, was re-imprisoned on April 7, 2004 for an alleged, non-criminal...

John Kerry and the Death Penalty
Should Sen. John F. Kerry be elected in November, the United States would have as president its strongest opponent of the...

More on Developmental Disabilities and the Death Penalty
An Arkansas man, Rickey Dale Newman was scheduled for execution last night. His death was thwarted by the state Supreme...

Just How Many People Are In Favor of the Death Penalty?
Today The Quad Cinema called and wanted to do a write up about the film for their E-Newsletter. They asked...

Dead Man Walking In High Schools and College
Tim Robbins has adapted his award-winning film based on the book by Sister Helen Prejean, Dead Man Walking, into a...

New York News
The Court of Appeals struck down New York's death-penalty statute in June 2004. But offenders on death row continue to...

Prisoners of Age
I have been doing research for a possible thesis film: the rise of elderely in prison. In my search I...

2 Studies Find Laws on Felons Forbid Many Black Men to Vote
The New York Times ran an article that summarized the results of the first study to look at felon disenfranchisement...

Project for Older Prisoners
George Washington University Law students work within the criminal process, particularly the prison and parole system, through Project for...

$2 million for DNA in Virginia
A state lab in Virginia will receive a grant worth $2 million to help with the backlog of 2,000 cases....

In Seattle
Criminal justice issues are being debated as two seek election. One candidate supports alternatives to prison for some offenders, while...

Screening Tonight 9/22/04
If you happen to be in Boulder, Colorado be sure not to miss a screening of Deadline. Tonight at 7pm...

Death Penalty for Minors: Cruel and Unusual
The American Medical Association and Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation are among the groups and community leaders who are speaking...

What's New from DPIC
This week's news from the Death Penalty Information Center: In New York, Assemblymen and Senators are pushing to more thoroughly...

Letter to the Editor
I was happy to see in today's New York Times, a letter written to the editor about the death penalty...

Two More September Deadline Screenings
Swathmore, PA September 28 - Swathmore College, Screening and Q and A, location TBA San Antonio, TX September 28-30th -...

Second Stop: Atlanta
The NCADP has organized a 7-state tour across the south of historically black colleges and universities aimed at promoting student...

Death Sentences on the Decline
The New York Times published an article in today's paper summarizing a report to be released tomorrow by the Death...

Summary: DePaul University's Symposium on Race and the Death Penalty
From the weekly DPIC update, we find more arguments for re-examining current death penalty legislation: Presentations at DePaul University's symposium...

GUEST BLOGGER: Shari Silberstein, Equal Justice USA, Co-Director & Organizer
Illinois is not unique – How Illinois' experience sheds light on the death penalty everywhere After Illinois declared a moratorium...

New Generation of Film
Here I am in Los Angeles, and i just read that there were screenings and panel discussions all weekend in...

EJI, Race and the Criminal Justice System
Since today's death penalty news seems to be quiet, I thought it would be a good opportunity to link to...

Russia Considers Death Penalty and Color Coded System
Some of the protection elements the Russian government is considering, following three catastrophic terrorist acts in recent weeks, echo American...

A Loss To The Blogging Community
Aaron, author of uppity-negro.com, took his life a few days ago. His blog was funny and insightful. He had a...

Breaking News
The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty posted an alert about an upcoming execution in Virginia. Today, the state...

What's Next?
Stephen Saloom, the state policy director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, wrote a hopeful editorial, posted on...

September Deadline Screenings
This month, Deadline will be screeing in Boulder, Colorado and Portland, Oregon. Two university towns that have a rich history...

On the Issues.........
I found this good resource: "Every Political Leader on Every Issue" Although some of the opinions are out of date,...

Amnesty International Calls for Action; A Woman Undergoes a Forced Abortion While Awaiting Execution
Lanzhou City, China: August 23. Ma Weihua, a 29-year old woman facing the death penalty on drug charges, has reportedly...

More on Mental "Competency" and the Death Penalty
I have become increasingly curious about the murky area of mental health, developmental disabilities and the death penalty. The National...

The Rush of Docs
Have you found yourself discussing the latest political documentary you’ve seen this summer? Alternet.org ran an article that gives a...

MediaRights Internship Program
MediaRights Internship Program Do you want to learn about documentary filmmaking? Do you want to learn about Internet activism? Do...

Virginia News
Governor in Virginia Taking Action. Gov. Mark R. Warner is reviewing a proposal to test random samples of old DNA...

Welcome Comments!
It was so nice to read the recent comments that have been posted!...

New York: Our First Target State
We have been funded to do target screenings in certain states that are working towards repeals and moratoriums. Our first...

News from DPIC
DPIC (Death Penalty Information Center) has a new service where you can receive a weekly email with current death penalty...

SCHR: Internship Opportunities
TODAY, September 1, 2004, The Southern Center for Human Rights, in Atlanta, GA, begins accepting applications for Summer 2005 internships....

Increase in Mental Evaluations for Capital Crime Cases
I thought this was an interesting piece from the associated press. In Mississipi and Virginia there have been an increase...

Houston's Latest Problem
We’ve heard about the scandal with Houston’s crime lab and Police Department in Harris County, Texas. We know that the...

Blakely v. Washington
Since I started writing for the blog, i've been trying to find a way to post about the Blakely v....

A Tour to Watch Out For
The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty next week will embark on a seven-state tour of historically black colleges...

Why Abolition of the Death Penalty Is a Queer Issue
As I was looking for information about the state of parole in Ohio, (I'll explain why another day.) I came...

Leaving NYC (again)
Sadly, today is my last day in the office. This is the second time I've left....last summer I also had...

Why is Florida's voting system so corrupt?
Ann Louise Bardach answers this for Slate. Among the issues she raises is that felons in Florida have a tough...

Human Rights Watch Travelling Film Festival
As we mentioned a few weeks ago, Deadline will be a part of Human Rights Watch's Travelling Film Festival. There...

Diann Rust Tierney is the new Executive Director of NCADP
Our advisor, Diann Rust-Tierney, former director of the ACLU Capital Punishment Project, will now join the National Coalition of Abolish...

NY is in LIMBO- Call to Action!
The New York Times ran an article on Saturday stating that death penalty cases across NY are in limbo because...

A Question of Rehabilitation
In three days, James Allridge (in Texes) is scheduled to be executed. Jordan Smith writes in the Austin Chronicle about...

The List Begins
I've been wanting to list other social-issue documentaries that deal with the criminal justice system. Although this information is already...

Finally Freed
Robert Coney's story has been in the news in the last couple of weeks. Today's article explains in detail... Robert...

DNA stands for Deoxyribonucleic Acid
Here’s a little refresher on the details of DNA, from The Center for Wrongful Convictions. After the DNA is cut,...

Taking Stands
The Onion has an interesting interview with Steve Earle, who contributed music for Deadline: Speaking about activism he said: My...

Take Action Texas Residents
The ACLU has a call to Take Action to prevent the state of Texas from executing James Allridge, who is...

Open Thread 8/17/04
There are currently over 3,000 men and women sentenced to death in the United States. Approximately 65 percent of American...

New Political Doc
The New York Times: Speaking of political documentaries, filmmaker David O. Russell (and two co-directors, Juan Carlos Zaldivar and Tricia...

D-Word Insight
Last week, D-Word, an online community for documentary discussions, hosted a forum that discussed the rise and function of political...

Hello Talkleft
I was happy to see that Talkleft.com checked out our blog, and even posted about us on their site. Thanks...

Tales From The Road: Deadline at the American Bar Association's Annual Meeting
First up, The American Bar Association (ABA)'s Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project sponsored a screening of the film at the...

Deadline & Traveling Festival
Deadline is one of eight films selected to travel with the Human Rights Watch Traveling Festival, for its 2004-2005 season....

an executive summary...
following the broadcast of Deadline, Kirsten's friend sent this email: executive summary : that was very good . congratulations blow...

Texas: We Have A Problem
The Houston Chronicle and The New York Times have been following the scandal in Texas involving the DNA section...

Alabama Execution
The New York Times: James Hubbard became the oldest U.S. inmate put to death in decades Thursday after courts and...

Open Thread 08/06/04
Do you think that social-issue documentaries, such as Deadline, inspire dialogue and motivate people to take action on contemporary issues?...

Tough Issues in Documentaries
A few days ago I wrote that one of the most moving sections of Deadline was when several individuals from...

Experiences Watching Deadline - Part One
Here is an email we received about the film from Charlie, who watched the film in prison. He originally wrote...

Scheduled Execution Thursday
The New York Times: A 74 year-old man is scheduled for executed in Alabama on Thursday, August 4. James Hubbard...

Latest DP news in New York
On June 24, 2004, the New York Court of Appeals struck down the New York death penalty statute as being...

Watching Deadline with the Big Mouth Family
My name is Wendy and I am the Outreach Coordinator at MediaRights, Big Mouth Productions' sister company. I am writing...

Open Thread 7/31/04
Which stories were the most (and least) compelling to you and why? If you need a little refresher on who's...

Open Thread 7/30/04
What did you think about the film?...

Welcome
Hi. Welcome to Deadline's official blog. This is where all the latest news about the film will be posted. The...

Deadline appears in local papers across the country
In anticipation of tonight's broadcast, Deadline is a story in local papers across America. The film is a straightforward chronicle...

Deadline in the New York Times, July 29, 2004
In Rare Union, Documentary Finds Itself on NBC: What makes the current documentary perhaps even more unusual is that it...

Screenings
Dallas Brennan and David Keaton at Sundance 2004 UPCOMING Albany, NY January 25, 2005 at 6:30pm - Albany Public...

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