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What it means to live and die on Death Row. 

Death Row and Mental Health. 

A select bibliography compiled by Kaamya Madras Kumaraswami

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CPSR Working Paper No. 1: 
Kansas Death Row Experience In Its National Context by Meagan Beacham and Nicole Raikin-Mejias

Living conditions on state death rows in the United States vary greatly.This paper presents a wide array of information about life on Kansas death row and systematically compares Kansas to other death rows in the US. Read the full paper here:​ 

CPSR Op-Ed:The Land of the Free? by Alli Sullivan

It’s a stark fact that the United States has less than five percent of the world’s population, yet we have almost 25 percent of the world’s total prison population. The numbers today are much higher than they were 30, 40 years ago despite the fact that crime is at historic lows.” Hillary Clinton, 2015

 While Hillary Clinton’s track record when it comes to the criminal legal system leaves much to be desired, her statement above highlights an incredibly concerning reality. The very nation, whose abundance of “freedom”, is at the center of their national pride has more individuals living in cages than any other nation on the planet. The very nation that regularly engages into conflict with other nations regarding abuses of human rights, itself, consistently violates the human rights of their own citizens... [read the full text pdf]

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