Diminishing All of Us: The Death Penalty in LA
A comprehensive study of the death penalty in Louisiana was released in 2012. Diminishing All of Us: The Death Penalty in Louisiana, was commissioned by the Louisiana Catholics Committed to the Repeal of the Death Penalty (LCCRDP) and co-authored by Alex Mikulich of LCCRDP and LCADP’s Sophie Cull.
The study draws on social, scientific and historical analyses to detail the deep flaws in Louisiana’s death penalty system, and how the system absorbs much needed resources that would be far more effective preventing crime and increasing public safety.
Though this study addresses the death penalty from a Roman Catholic perspective, its authors have aimed to demonstrate the ineffectiveness and arbitrariness of our death penalty system as a public policy, including the ways it is unfairly administered across racial, social and economic lines. They have gathered the results of all qualitative and quantitative Louisiana-focused studies related to the administration of the death penalty and document them here in a single collection.