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December 29, 2020


Alabama Death Penalty Assessment Report and Supplemental Materials

  • Executive Summary of the Alabama Death Penalty Assessment Report
  • Full Alabama Death Penalty Assessment Report
  • Alabama Death Penalty Assesment Team Biographies
  • Alabama Death Penalty Assessment Guide
  • Fact Sheet: Problems with Alabama's Death Penalty System and Recommendations for Reform
  • Compliance Charts: Alabama's Compliance with ABA Recommendations

Slect Resources on the Administration of the Death Penalty in Alabama

  • William F. Abrams, Fighting for Life and Justice in Alabama: Observations from the Front Lines, 35 U. Tol. L. Rev. 585 (2004).
  • Criminal Procedure-Sixth Amendment-Alabama Supreme Court Upholds A Death Sentence Imposed by Judicial Override of a Jury Recommendation for Life Imprisonment Without Parole, 117 Harv. L. Rev. 1283 (2004).
  • Nathan A. Forrester, Judge Versus Jury: The Continuing Validity of Alabama's Capital Sentencing Regime After Ring v. Arizona, 54 Ala. L. Rev. 1157 (2003).
  • Susan Donahue, The Fair Cross-Section Calculation For Alabama Juries, 26 L. & Psych. Rev. 159 (2002).
  • Joseph P. Van Heest, Rights of Indigent Defendants in Criminal Cases After Alabama v. Shelton, 63 Ala. Law. Rev. 370 (2002).
  • Ken Silverstein, The Judge as Lynch Mob, American Prospect, May 7, 2001.
  • David Allan Felice, Justice Rationed: A Look At Alabama's Present Indigent Defense System with a Vision Towards Change, 52 Ala. L. Rev. 975 (2001).
  • Chris Adams, Condemned to Die Alone: Injustice on Death Row in Alabama, Champion, Nov. 2001.
  • Sara Rimer, Questions of Death Row Justice for Poor People in Alabama, N.Y. Times, Mar. 1, 2000.
  • Kristen Simms Cross, When Juvenile Delinquents are Treated as Adults: The Constitutionality of Alabama's Automatic Transfer Statute, 50 Ala. L. Rev. 155 (1998).
  • Karin E. Garvey, Eighth Amendment-The Constitutionality of the Alabama Capital Sentencing Scheme, 86 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 1411 (1996).
  • Katheryn K. Russell, The Constitutionality of Jury Override in Alabama Death Penalty Cases, 46 Ala. L. Rev. 5 (1994).