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In a country that expresses reverence for due process, a 17-year-old is arrested, put on trial, sentenced to death, then shuttled among death row cellblocks for 13 years, all for a crime he didn't commit.In a country that expresses reverence for due process, a 17-year-old is arrested, put on trial, sentenced to death, then shuttled among death row cellblocks for 13 years, all for a crime he didn't commit.

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If he gets his way, Arkansas' Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson will execute eight men in 11 days this month.If he gets his way, Arkansas' Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson will execute eight men in 11 days this month.

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Ira Reiner, who served Los Angeles County as D.A. for eight years, and Mike Farrell, president of the board of Death Penalty Focus, have publicly and respectfully debated capital punishment many times over the years. But it wasn't until now, with the proposed Justice That Works Act of 2016 on the California ballot, that they see eye to eye. Ira Reiner, who served Los Angeles County as D.A. for eight years, and Mike Farrell, president of the board of Death Penalty Focus, have publicly and respectfully debated capital punishment many times over the years. But it wasn't until now, with the proposed Justice That Works Act of 2016 on the California ballot, that they see eye to eye.

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Choosing the next president isn’t the only important decision the American electorate has to make in the 2016 election. In this article members of the Truthdig team share their opinions on other key issues.Choosing the next president isn’t the only important decision the American electorate has to make in the 2016 election. In this article members of the Truthdig team share their opinions on other key issues.

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The former death row inmate at Louisiana State Penitentiary spent 42 years in prison for a crime he says did not commit. Now he is speaking out on behalf of America's prison population and calling for more rehabilitative programs.The former death row inmate at Louisiana State Penitentiary spent 42 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Now he is speaking out on behalf of America's prison population and calling for more rehabilitative programs.

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