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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VIDEO: John Bessler on The Birth of American Law

VIDEO: John Bessler on The Birth of American Law

University of Baltimore School of Law professor John Bessler discusses his book The Birth of American Law

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Martin Luther King Jr. and The Abomination of State Executions

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Executions in Florida and Oklahoma is NOT the way to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

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Year in Reflection 2014

Year in Reflection 2014

Diann Rust-Tierney, Executive Director, reflects on the year 2014 and shares her vision for the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty in 2015.

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Petition: 90 Million Strong Call to Halt All Executions

Petition: 90 Million Strong Call to Halt All Executions

The 90 million people who oppose the death penalty are outraged, organized, and ready to fight to halt all executions! Sign at: 90millionstrong.org.

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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

Jan 13

Andrew Brannan

Georgia

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EXECUTED
Jan 15

Charles Warner

Oklahoma

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EXECUTED
Jan 15

Johnny Shane Kormondy

Florida

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EXECUTED
Jan 21

Arnold Prieto

Texas

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EXECUTED
Jan 27

Warren Hill

Georgia

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Jan 28

Marcellus Williams

Missouri

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STAYED
Jan 28

Garcia White

Texas

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VIDEO: John Bessler on The Birth of American Law

University of Baltimore School of Law professor John Bessler discusses his book The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution.

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Martin Luther King Jr. and The Abomination of State Executions

This January 15th, the day of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth, should be a time to remember, celebrate and carry on his tireless fight for justice and racial equality. However the state of Oklahoma and the state of Florida are taking this day to execute two of their citizens.

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Weekly News Roundup 1/5/15 - 1/9/15

Post-Botched Execution, Oklahoma Prepares For New Execution; Indiana State Senator Proposes Bill To Abolish State’s Death Penalty; Another Study Concludes Death Penalty Costs States Millions and #ICYMI: Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley Commutes State’s Remaining Death Sentences

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