NGO report

The Death Penalty in Alabama: Judge Override

By Equal Justice Initiative, on 1 January 2011

In Alabama, elected trial judges can override jury verdicts of life and impose death sentences. Although judges have authority to override life or death verdicts, in 92% of overrides elected judges have overruled jury verdicts of life to impose the death penalty.

  • Document type NGO report
  • Themes list Fair Trial, Arbitrariness, Sentencing Alternatives,