New PA Grant Program for Indigent Capital Defense
Inside The Staircase: Lies, Fake Science & The Owl Theory
Pennsylvania was previously the only state in the country without state-wide funding for capital defense. This year however, Pennsylvania’s legislature has allocated $500,000, partly in response to a bipartisan state study on the death penalty. While the funds are a start to improving the quality of defense for those facing capital punishment, there are significant problems to overcome.
“Imagine there’s a terrible drought across Pennsylvania and the Legislature decides to address the problem by opening up a lemonade stand in Harrisburg,” Bookman said. “That’s what they’ve done here to address the state-wide problem with capital punishment.”
Pa's Dysfunctional Death Penalty Isn't Worth its Hefty Price Tag
NOVEMBER 7TH! Inside the Staircase: Lies, Fake Science & The Owl Theory comes to the Keswick Theater in Glenside. Get your tickets to see David Rudolf, Jerry Buting, Larry Krasner and our co-director Marc Bookman before they sell out!
Joint State Report on PA Death Penalty Released
Pennsylvania's death penalty bears an exorbitant price tag due to an exceptionally high rate of reversals and dysfunction.
Defending Al Capone
Government Report highlights a myriad of problems with death penalty system in PA.
Marc Bookman takes a broad look at the essentiality of fairness in the courtroom, even in a case where it isn't convenient.