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

One thought on “Learn more about the Death Penalty

  1. Greeting’s my Friend,
    I hope all is well on your frontier?
    My friend, I am writing this message attempting to capture your attention concerning a good friend of mine named Marlon Duane Kiser.
    Marlon is a Tennessee Death Row resident who has been wrongfully convicted of the death of a Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputy, and he has sat in prison forced to do another man’s time for the last 15 year’s.
    Marlon is within the Post-Conviction stage of his case, and a new trial for Marlon is on the horizon.
    New evidence has come to light during Marlon’s latest hearing’s where a minimum of 5 individual’s have come forward stating that Marlon Kiser’s roommate, Mike Chattin, has confessed to these people that Mike Chattin had killed this Deputy, because the Deputy was having an affair with Mike Chattin’s wife, and then Mike Chattin had framed Marlon Kiser for the murder.
    My friend, we are in desperate need of your help, and I would graciously ask that you, and your supporter’s please visit, share, and sign Marlon’s petition at his website at “FreeMarlonKiser.com.
    My friend, any assistance that you may provide would be grately appreciated, and one closer step for justice.
    Thank You,

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