Mexico: Efforts to advise U.S. attorneys to keep Mexican nationals off death row

Posted on September 23, 2016 • Filed under: Crime, Mexico, United States

The Mexican government bankrolls a program to advise American attorneys on keeping Mexican nationals convicted of capital crimes off death row.

ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK reported the Marshall Project reports that the Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Program, created by Mexican officials in 2000, furnishes lawyers defending Mexican nationals in the U.S. in capital cases with training, advice, and financial support throughout the post-conviction process. The Sunlight Foundation reports the Mexican government spent $3.5 million on the program between 2010 and 2011, and has an annual budget in that range. It tracks dozens of cases around the U.S. each year involving its nationals. Read Article

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