Mark Rabil

Stephen Bright, president of the Southern Center for Human Rights, helps commemorate the passage of the N.C. Racial Justice Act

Cameron Todd Willingham was executed in Texas after serving 12 years in prison for arson. The fire, which caused the death of his three young daughters, was an accident, The New Yorker recently reported. Continue reading »

Jailed for 16 years, N.C. man declared innocent of murder

A North Carolina man who insisted that he was innocent of murder through more than 16 years in prison was declared a free man yesterday after a groundbreaking exoneration pressed by the nation’s only statewide innocence panel. Read the full story »

DA agrees to delay 4 cases

District Attorney Jim O’Neill has agreed to allow four pending first-degree murder cases to be delayed until after a study on the death penalty and race is completed next summer. Read the full story »