Innocent After Proven Guilty: The Developing Role of Actual Innocence in Habeas Corpus Jurisprudence by Phillip Weiss

Introduction The death penalty is a punishment that is unique in its severity and finality.  There is no other punitive measure within our criminal system that can truly deprive an individual of their “last chance” like the ultimate penalty, being put to death.  The question whether there should be a death penalty in this country