Is the U.S. Executing Innocence People?
October 26, 2000
A Preliminary Report of the Grassroots Investigation Project
Footnotes to Introduction
 Since Illinois reinstated the death penalty in 1977, more people on death row have been exonerated than have been executed. Nationwide, nearly 90 death row prisoners have been proven innocent. For every seven people executed, one is set free because they were found innocent. (Death Penalty Information Center, http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org)