The Case of Lisa Montgomery
Lisa Montgomery endured relentless torture, rape, and sex trafficking, leading to lifelong mental illness. Lisa committed her crime while in the grip of a psychotic episode, and her case has been marked by gender discrimination, ineffective lawyering, and other serious errors. Although Lisa was only recently denied an appeal, the government has already scheduled her execution for December 8, 2020.
The Alice Project
The Alice Project is the first global research-based advocacy project fighting gender discrimination in capital cases. It combines research, advocacy, training, and legal representation for women and gender minorities facing the death penalty to illuminate the intersectional discrimination they face before, during, and after trial.
The Makwanyane Institute is the preeminent international training program for capital defense lawyers, particularly those practicing in African countries. Equipped with skills, best practices, and mentorship, the Makwanyane Defenders go on to save lives and reform legal practice in their home countries.
Death Penalty Database
Our comprehensive database tracks the laws and practices of all countries that retain the death penalty. An essential resource for researchers, practitioners, and the public at large, the database provides fully searchable analysis of national and global trends relating to capital punishment.