The March 2021 issue of National Geographic may have Mars on the cover, but its article on the death penalty is what drew us to the magazine this month.  Entitled “Sentenced to death, but innocent: These are stories of justice gone wrong,” and written by Phillip Morris, it delves into the shocking realities of innocent people who are nevertheless arrested, charged, convicted, and sentenced to death.  Great photography is included by Martin Schoeller.

Accompanying this work is an explanation from the Nat Geo editor, “Why We Reported on Death Row for the Exonerated,” but this is available only to magazine subscribers.  The Morris piece is free for you to read online.

It’s a recommended read.