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Moratorium on Georgia's Death Penalty

The state cannot ensure fairness in trials and appeals.

The 323-page report found flaws in Georgia's administration of the death penalty. The report finds that Georgia is the only state in the nation that does not guarantee lawyers for death row inmates' habeas corpus appeals, which challenge the constitutionality of convictions and sentences.

Ten prominent Georgia lawyers and political figures prepared the document. Nine of the 10 recommended the moratorium.

State officials do not agree with a moratorium.


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