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Senate Resolution 6 Report on the Death Penalty Released

In 2011, the Pennsylvania State Senate passed Resolution #6, which called for a portfolio of research on 17 topics related to the death penalty in Pennsylvania.  The Justice Center for Research was named as a research advisor to this effort, with the PA Joint State Government Commission (JSGC) serving as overall project manager.  Center members, including Center Managing Director Gary Zajac, Center Director Derek Kreager, and Center affiliates John Kramer and Jeff Ulmer, contributed research to several of the topics, including collateral consequences of death sentencing, public opinion, mental health, and disparity in sentencing.  The JSGC has just released the final overall report for the SR6 project. Read the final report.