Suggested Reading and Useful Information
In the Place of Justice by Wilbert Rideau

Wilbert Rideau, an award-winning journalist who spent forty-four years in Louisiana prisons, worked against unimaginable odds to redeem himself, exposed a profoundly corrupt penal system, and fought to reform it.  Click here  for more information.

Report of the Council to the Membership of the American Law Institute on the Matter of the Death Penalty (April 15, 2009)

In this Report the American Law Institute, which in 1962 created the framework for the modern death penalty in the Model Penal Code, details its decision to withdraw the death penalty from the MPC "in light of the current intractable institutional and structural obstacles to ensuring a minimally adequate system for administering capital punishment."

Federal Convictions Reversed (August 2010)

Provides a list of Circuit and Supreme Court opinions involving at least one point favorable to criminal defendants. The cases are organized by topic.

National Litigation Support Blog for Federal/Community Defenders and CJA Practitioners

The purpose of the National Litigation Support Blog is to share information regarding new and existing litigation support technology tailored to the interests of federal public defender staff and court-appointed CJA panel attorneys. Besides facilitating communication among that community and the litigation support staff, the blog will highlight how people are taking advantage of different types of litigation support software programs and services and will make available short, step-by-step guides and videos on how to use common applications.