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On the internet you will find many websites with information about capital punishment and prisoners in the United States. On this page we present a few. Inside-Outside is not affiliated whatsoever with the websites we have links to. A link on this page does not imply we agree or disagree with the contents of the webpage.

Unless otherwise indicated, the links are to websites in the english language.



Organisations concerning human rights, inmates and capital punishment
Research and figures on criminality and (capital) punishment in the United States.
Lists of (death row) inmates in the U.S. and scheduled executions.
Personal websites
Some inmates have websites dedicated to them.
Official organisations
Official (american) organisation dealing with law and justice.
Publications in the media and relevant links.
Online petitions concerning imates and their situations.
Websites which do not fit in another category.

Many visitors of the Inside-Outside website show interest in this page with links to other websites. If you have a suggestion for a link which might be of interest to other people, please let us know:

Website of the United Nations. On their website you will also find the universal declaration of human rights:
The international homepage of Amnesty International.
Website of Human Writes. An english organisation doing similar work as Inside-Outside. They introduce themselves as:

Whilst everyone involved with Human Writes is obviously against the death penalty, it is not a campaigning or political group. Other organisations such as Amnesty International have the resources and experience to do this much better than we could. [...] We simply exist to give our friendship and support to people who are on death row, whether they are guilty or innocent.
Website of Lifespark. A Swiss organisation which describe their mission as:

LIFESPARK seeks to build a powerful organization of abolitionists. Internationally we work with official humanitarian groups and religious bodies to develop strategies and to promote anti-death penalty activism. At the grassroots level, the project links with individuals and humanitarian groups, establishing relationships to foster worldwide abolition effect.
Website of Human Rights Watch. An independent american organisation doing research and publishing about human right all over the world.
This webpage of Prison Activist Resource Center (PARC) is a list of organisations and other useful sources.
The Innocence Project, founded in 1992 by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.
The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP) is a large organization dedicated to the abolition of the death penalty in the United States.
The Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) is a non-profit organization serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment in the United States.
The Equal Justice Initiative is a private, nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system.


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Website of US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. A lot of justice-related statistics, also about executions


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Personal websites
A website about the case of Vincent Simmons who has his first hearing after 39 years.


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A lot of backgroundinformation and opinions about news in the media can be found on the world wide web. Use a searchengine and search for relevant words. (

In the case Ring versus Arizona the US Supreme Court decided that the jury, and not the judge, should sentence. This could have major implications for those who where put on death row by a judge.

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In the Atkins v. Virginia No.00-8452 case, the US Supreme Court abolished capital punishment for mentally retarded people. Mentally retarded people will not get the death penalty when their IQ is lower than 70.


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Official Organisations
Website van het US Supreme Court


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If you are looking for information on the internet, you can use a search-engine , Google for instance .


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Last modified: January 10, 2018
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