Watt Espy is a legend among death penalty researchers. Not an academic by training, Espy assembled a database on executions conducted by civil authorities dating back to 1608.
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Watt Espy is a legend among capital punishment researchers. For more information about the Espy files, please visit the Death Penalty Information Center. Mr. Espy's story relating to capital punishment is simply amazing. He accomplished what no state or federal agency was willing to undertake - the reporting of one of the most important functions of government - the taking of citizens' lives.