Friday, September 11, 2009

 

Tennessee Bar Journal Features Story on Death Penalty Study Committee

Long time criminal defense attorney and former director of the Tennessee Justice Project, Bill Redick, authored the cover story of the most recent edition of the Tennessee Bar Journal with his reflection on the work of the Tennessee Committee to Study the Administration of the Death Penalty. Redick served as a member of the Study Committee that was created by the Tennessee General Assembly in 2007 in order to examine Tennessee's death penalty system for fairness and accuracy.

In the article, Redick revisits various reports through the years concerning the dire condition of Tennessee's death penalty system and outlines a few possibilities for addressing some of the problems. At the end of the article, Redick discusses abolition and why some states have finally determined that the death penalty system is too broken to fix.

Read the article here.
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