Longform.org's Guide to the Death Penalty

I'm a longform.org devotee, and their weekly guides for Slate.com are typically excellent.  This recent collection comes up short, though:
While most of Europe and much of the rest of the world have abandoned the death penalty, support for capital punishment in the United States has endured with remarkable consistency, even in the face of wrongful convictions. Here's a look at the death penalty in America through the eyes of those closest to it: the legislators, the judges, the juries, the lawyers, and, of course, the condemned.
Seems like there's one very obvious perspective missing from this list.