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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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Democracies Die Behind Closed Doors: Capital Punishment & State Secrecy

Democracies Die Behind Closed Doors: Capital Punishment & State Secrecy

“Democracies die behind closed doors. When the government begins closing doors, it selectively controls information rightfully belonging to the people."

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CA’s Latest Exoneration: Further Proof Death Penalty Should Be Abolished

CA’s Latest Exoneration: Further Proof Death Penalty Should Be Abolished Photo via Brad Graverson of the Daily Breeze newspaper

Susan Mellen is the latest example of an inmate whose innocence was proven, yet there are others who are on death row who may also be innocent.

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Weekly News Round-Up: 10/6/14 - 10-10/14

Weekly News Round-Up: 10/6/14 - 10-10/14 Photo via: ACLU

Weekly News Round-Up for October 6-10, 2014

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Sign On: Halt All Executions Nationwide!

Sign On: Halt All Executions Nationwide!

The 90 million people who oppose the death penalty are outraged, organized, and ready to fight to halt all executions nationwide. Take action today.

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Do you believe the death penalty is wrong?

Do you believe the death penalty is wrong?

Add your voice to the millions of people speaking out about why the death penalty should end.

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Scheduled Executions

Sep 10

Earl Ringo Jr.

Missouri

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EXECUTED
Sep 22

Hubert Michael

Pennsylvania

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STAYED
Oct 07

Billy Ray Irick

Tennessee

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STAYED
Oct 15

Larry Hatten

Texas

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STAYED
Oct 28

Miguel Paredes

Texas

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Mark Christeson

Missouri

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Nov 13

Charles Warner

Oklahoma

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Democracies Die Behind Closed Doors: Capital Punishment and State Secrecy Laws

“Democracies die behind closed doors. When the government begins closing doors, it selectively controls information rightfully belonging to the people. Selective information is misinformation.”— Judge Damon J. Keith, 2002.

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California’s Latest Exoneration: Further Evidence That the Death Penalty Should Be Abolished

On October 10th, 2014, having spent 17 years in prison, Susan Mellen was exonerated by a Los Angeles County judge, who described the case as a “failure of the criminal justice system.”

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Weekly News Round-Up: 10/6/14 - 10-10/14

As we observe World Day Against the Death Penalty today, the news this week – including an innocent former Death Row prisoner finally freed in Texas - underscores the many flaws of both the justice system that continues to unfairly convict defendants and states’ secret protocols of the actual death chamber. This week, major editorial boards, PA’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate and a former executioner himself are joining the public groundswell in condemning capital punishment.

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