National Coalition to

Abolish the Death Penalty

90 million Americans believe the death penalty is wrong. We mobilize them to end the death penalty state by state.
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#NEWS: Nebraska Abolishes the Death Penalty

#NEWS: Nebraska Abolishes the Death Penalty

Nebraska legislators have successfully overridden the Governor's veto and abolished the death penalty in the state.

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Torchbearer Spotlight: Zann Carter

Torchbearer Spotlight: Zann Carter

"...I believe that we cannot make progress towards a peaceful, non-violent society unless we stop state killing."

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#NEWS: The Execution of Clayton Lockett

#NEWS: The Execution of Clayton Lockett

The Atlantic offers a detailed look at the horrific 2014 execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma.

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The Best Way to Support Abolition is to Become a Torchbearer

The Best Way to Support Abolition is to Become a Torchbearer

Torchbearers help save lives. Learn more about ending the death penalty and become a Torchbearer today.

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Do you believe the death penalty is wrong?

Do you believe the death penalty is wrong?

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Scheduled Executions

May 12

Derrick Charles

Texas

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EXECUTED
May 12

Kimber Edwards

Missouri

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STAYED
Jun 03

Lester Bower

Texas

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Jun 09

Richard Strong

Missouri

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Jun 18

Gregory Russeau

Texas

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#NEWS: Nebraska Abolishes the Death Penalty

Nebraska legislators have successfully overridden the Governor's veto and abolished the death penalty in the state.

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A Sacrifice for the Monkey God

Darren Raleigh, a Torchbearer of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, offers his case for abolition after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev receives a federal death sentence.

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Torchbearer Spotlight: Zann Carter

I do have spiritual and moral reasons for my opposition, and I believe that we cannot make progress towards a peaceful, non-violent society unless we stop state killing. I also believe the death penalty is, in practice, impossible to mete out fairly, nor can we insure that no innocent person is killed.

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