The Condemned

Forty-three years after the Supreme Court reversed course and reinstated the death penalty, reliable data on the individuals sent to death row is maddeningly difficult to obtain. The Intercept set out to compile a comprehensive dataset on everyone sentenced to die in active death penalty jurisdictions since 1976. Our findings show that capital punishment remains as “arbitrary and capricious” as ever.

Project Editors: Andrea Jones, Roger Hodge. Reporters: Liliana Segura, Jordan Smith. Research: Josh Begley, Elisa Cho, Talya Cooper, Eseosa Olumhense, Miriam Pensack, Moiz Syed, John Thomason. Creative Direction: Philipp Hubert. Art Direction: Soohee Cho, Fei Liu, Ariel Zambelich. Photo Editing: Ariel Zambelich, Andrea Wise. Series Cover Illustration: Karolis Strautniekas. Research Engineer: Akil Harris. Copy Edit: Rashmee Kumar. Product Development: LJ Ruell. Software Engineering: Stephanie Harris, Carl Licata, Raby Yuson. Editor-in-Chief: Betsy Reed