Learn more about the Death Penalty

Resources from TNSJ:

You are welcome to use these resources to host your own teach-in on the death penalty at a school, college, church, or community group.  Please let us know if you host an event, and we will mark it on our events calendar!

Two-page fact sheet: Ten Things You Should Know About The Death Penalty

Death Penalty Teach-In Powerpoint

Research and Analysis by TNSJ:

For the latest research and analysis on this blog, click here.

For specific categories, click on the links below:

Related Organizations:

Tennesseans for Alternatives for the Death Penalty (TADP)

Death Penalty Information Center

American Bar Association – 2007 Report on Capital Punishment in Tennessee

REACH Coalition: Live from Tennessee’s Death Row

Rethinking Prisons: Art, Scholarship, and Activism on Prisons and the Death Penalty

Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights

Critical Resistance

Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty

ACLU – Capital Punishment Project

Amnesty International – Abolish the Death Penalty

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty


Tennessee’s New Abolitionists: The Fight to End the Death Penalty in the Volunteer State, ed. Amy L. Sayward and Margaret Vandiver (University of Tennessee Press, 2010)

The Inferno: A Southern Morality Tale, Joe Ingle (Westview Publishing, 2012)

Peculiar Institution: America’s Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition, David Garland (OUP/Harvard University Press, 2010)

Mercy on Trial: What It Means To Stop an Execution, Austin Sarat (Princeton University Press, 2005)


TED Talk by Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative

TEDx Talk by David Dow: Lessons from Death Row Inmates


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