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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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Ben Grimes

Ben Grimes

Summer 2014 Intern

Ben Grimes is a student at Amherst College. After volunteering for various political campaigns and organizations, he was led to the NCADP by a passion for social justice and human rights. He studies Political Science and Sociology and can be reached at bmgrimes93@gmail.com.

Blog Posts:

EXCLUSIVE: An Interview with Capital Punishment Scholar Austin Sarat

EXCLUSIVE: An Interview with Capital Punishment Scholar Austin Sarat

We spoke with legal scholar Austin Sarat about botched executions and the future of the death penalty abolition movement. Read More navigateright

Behind the Scenes: Interning at NCADP

Behind the Scenes: Interning at NCADP

We asked one of our interns to write about his experience at NCADP, what we got was a reminder of why this movement matters. Read More navigateright

Vigil Series: An Interview with Father Phil Egitto

Vigil Series: An Interview with Father Phil Egitto

As part of our blog series on execution vigils, I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Father Phil Egitto, the Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes in Daytona, Florida, about vigils, the death penalty, and the importance of action. Read More navigateright

NCADP Recommends: Summer Reading List

NCADP Recommends: Summer Reading List

We have compiled a list of books that discuss capital punishment, the criminal justice system, and social reform.  Read More navigateright

Furman v. Georgia Turns 42

Furman v. Georgia Turns 42

June 29th marks the 42nd anniversary of the landmark Furman v. Georgia Supreme Court decision, which established a nationwide moratorium on capital punishment that lasted from 1972-1976. Here, we remember and celebrate the powerful arguments of the five judges in the majority opinion.  Read More navigateright