Reasonable Doubts:

Is the U.S. Executing Innocence People?

October 26, 2000

A Preliminary Report of the Grassroots Investigation Project


 Pursuing justice, peace, and equality
Quixote Center
P.O Box 5206, Hyattsville, MD 20722

Phone: 301-699-0042                            Fax: 301-864-2182
Web Site:
www.quixote.org          E-Mail: ejusa@quixote.org

 

Footnote to Introduction

[2] Once death row inmates have been killed, it becomes very difficult to absolutely prove their innocence.  In these cases, the weight of the trial and appeals process has been stacked against them.  New evidence has not been tested by a court of law.  New witnesses have not had the opportunity to be examined and cross-examined.