Thursday, March 08, 2007

Chicago Tribune nominated for Pulitzer

The Chicago Tribune, which for years has done the best work in the country on the issue of the death penalty, has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for its work on this subject.

We do not know yet what precisely the Tribune was nominated for. However, it could well be its three-part series, published last summer and blogged on here, here and here, on the execution of Carlos De Luna, a Texas man who was executed despite the fact that he was almost certainly if not demonstrably innocent.

Carlos De Luna's last words before he was executed:

"I want to say I hold no grudges. I hate no one. I love my family. Tell everyone on death row to keep the faith and don’t give up."

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