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Execution Protocol
 Introduction: General Provisions
 Chapter 1: Pre-Execution Checklist
 Chapter 2: Execution Checklist
 Chapter 3: Post-Execution Checklist
 Chapter 4: Command Center
 Chapter 5: Contingency Planning
 Chapter 6: News Media Procedures
  Chapter 7: Stays, Commutations and Other Delays
 Appendicies
Death Penalty Studies
 Justice Department: The Federal Death Penalty System
 Columbia University Report: A Broken System: Error Rates in Capital Cases (PDF File)
 Amnesty International: Race and the Death Penalty
Live Online Transcripts
 Steven Hawkins, director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, answered questions about the Gary Graham case in Texas.
 Senator Gordon Smith (R-Ore.)
 Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)
 Peter Neufeld of the Innocence Project
Select Supreme Court Cases
 Furman v. Georgia
 Gregg v. Georgia
 Pulley v. Harris
 Robinson v. California
 Lockhart v. McCree
Execution Rates
 Chart with state comparisons, from the Death Penalty Information Center
Tex. Pressed on DNA Exonerations
In the state with the nation's busiest death row and an increasing number of post-conviction DNA exonerations, legislators are urging the governor to investigate the causes of mistaken convictions.

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