The American Bar Association has released a new publication, “The State of Criminal Justice 2015”.
The 76 page chapter devoted to capital punishment is available here ( via the Death Penalty Information Center ). It’s a treasure trove of information about problems in the implementation of the death penalty.
Arizona is mentioned several times.
- A paragraph on crooked “rock star” prosecutor Kenneth Peasley.
- The Arizona Republic’s four part series on prosecution misconduct is mentioned.
- The Debra Milke case is mentioned.
No mention of the cases of Jodi Arias or Shawna Forde, as this is a backwards-looking study, but there is an ongoing investigation into the conduct of the prosecutor Juan Martinez in the Jodi Arias trial.