October 10, 2023

Episode 125: The Psychological Torture of the Death Penalty

In honor of World Day Against the Death Penalty (October 10), Christopher Wright Durocher speaks with Professor John Bessler about why the death penalty should be considered an act of torture. They discuss how the death penalty is classified under international human rights law and how the U.S. Supreme Court consistently gets death penalty cases wrong by ignoring the psychological torture involved. 

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Episode Host: Christopher Wright Durocher, ACS Vice President of Policy and Program

Episode Guest: John Bessler, Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law

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