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St Louis County’s Jennifer Joyce is one of four prosecutors who have repeatedly violated the Constitution.

“Prosecutors wield extraordinary power in the criminal legal system. How they exercise their power can be the difference between fairness and inequality, justice and corruption, and a community with faith in its justice system or one that feels betrayed by it. Recently, newspapers across the country have featured elected prosecutors who have failed to use this authority ethically, and in many cases, have even engaged in illegal behavior in order to win convictions. ”

Read the Fair Punishment Project’s latest report.

July 17, 2017

The Recidivists | Prosecutors who Repeatedly Violate the Constitution

St Louis County’s Jennifer Joyce is one of four prosecutors who have repeatedly violated the Constitution. “Prosecutors wield extraordinary power in the criminal legal system. How […]
July 17, 2017

Petition: STOP THE EXECUTION OF MARCELLUS WILLIAMS

Add your name to this petition here. To: Missouri Governor Eric Greitens; Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Re: STOP THE EXECUTION OF MARCELLUS WILLIAMS We, the […]
July 7, 2017

Lethal injection is “dry-drowning on frothy blood mixture that fills the lungs” | Sister Helen Prejean on recent execution

Sister Helen Prejean spoke out on Twitter this week after an autopsy was released from Virginia’s most recent execution.         Prejean’s tweets come in the […]
June 29, 2017

45 years ago: SCOTUS struck down the death penalty

The Supreme Court struck down the death penalty 45 years ago today, June 29th in Furman v. Georgia.  As Witness to Innocence reminds us, these excerpts […]