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How Many People Have Been Unconstitutionally Executed in Texas?

5 Pages Posted: 5 Mar 2013  

David R. Dow

University of Houston Law Center; Rice University - Department of History

Safa Ansari-Bayegan

University of Houston

Date Written: March 1, 2013

Abstract

We examine life sentences in capital cases from 2007 until 2012 to determine how many death row inmates sentenced from 1977 to 1991 would have received sentences of life in prison rather than death had the Texas sentencing scheme not been unconstitutional.

Keywords: death penalty, capital punishment, life in prison

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Dow, David R. and Ansari-Bayegan, Safa, How Many People Have Been Unconstitutionally Executed in Texas? (March 1, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2228311 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2228311

David R. Dow (Contact Author)

University of Houston Law Center ( email )

4604 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77204-6060
United States

Rice University - Department of History ( email )

United States

Safa Ansari-Bayegan

University of Houston

Houston, TX 77204
United States

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