Message from the Director

Year-End Newsletter

Message from the Director

On August 21, 2013, federal judge Anita B. Brody granted death row prisoner James Dennis’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus and ordered that Pennsylvania retry him within 180 days or release him.

On September 9, 2013, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius won a victory for their client Cathy Henderson. After the law firm obtained a new trial for Ms. Henderson, Travis County prosecutors announced that they would no longer seek the death penalty.

In 2013, the Project continued its work to provide training, education, and resources to judges, capital defenders, and volunteer attorneys in the United States and around the world.

On October 8, 2013, the Death Penalty Representation Project was deeply honored to receive a Legal Representation Award from Witness to Innocence.

On September 26, 2013, the Project honored the extraordinary commitments of volunteer lawyers at its 2013 Volunteer Recognition & Awards Event.


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