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Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision of Florida’s Death Statute

Last week, in Hurst v. Florida, the Supreme Court ruled that Florida’s capital sentencing scheme was unconstitutional. Read More navigateright

Reflections on Martin Luther King’s Legacy and the Death Penalty

Reflections on Martin Luther King’s Legacy and the Death Penalty

On the occasion of Martin Luther King Junior’s 87th birthday, we must examine our national progress on a project that Dr. King framed so beautifully throughout his life’s work. Read More navigateright

Christmas Memories from Death Row

Christmas Memories from Death Row

It is Christmas time on the row. At night I can hear the muffled sounds of a grown man crying in his pillow. His trusty pillow which is his only safe confidant as emotions are seen as weakness in prison and can even get you killed.  Read More navigateright

#NEWS: Governor Fallin Issues Stay of Execution for Richard Glossip

#NEWS: Governor Fallin Issues Stay of Execution for Richard Glossip

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin grants Richard Glossip a last minute 37 day stay of execution due to issues with drug. Read More navigateright

#NEWS: Pope Francis Calls on the U.S. Congress to Abolish the Death Penalty

#NEWS: Pope Francis Calls on the U.S. Congress to Abolish the Death Penalty

Pope Francis addresses the U.S. Congress and calls for the abolition of the death penalty in respect of the "Golden Rule." Read More navigateright

Troy Davis (10/9/68 - 9/21/11) - Keeping Our Promise

Troy Davis (10/9/68 - 9/21/11) - Keeping Our Promise

Change is happening across the country. Your help is needed to keep the momentum going. Read More navigateright

#NEWS: Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Grants Two Week Stay of Execution to Richard Glossip

#NEWS: Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Grants Two Week Stay of Execution to Richard Glossip

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals granted an emergency two week stay of execution to Richard Glossip in order to consider new evidence submitted by his attorneys. Read More navigateright

Susan Sarandon & Sister Helen Prejean Appear on Dr. Phil

Susan Sarandon & Sister Helen Prejean Appear on Dr. Phil

Death Row Exoneree Nate Fields, Actress Susan Sarandon and Sister Helen Prejean recently interrupted Dr. Phil’s rerun season to make an important plea. Read More navigateright

How America Fails its Prisoners

How America Fails its Prisoners

A reflection on Paula Cooper's tragic life and death. Read More navigateright

OP-ED: Talking About the Death Penalty, Court to Court

OP-ED: Talking About the Death Penalty, Court to Court

Linda Greenhouse delves into the Connecticut Supreme Court's recent ruling that the death penalty violates the state's constitution.  Read More navigateright

Take the 90 Million Strong Pledge to Halt All Executions

Take the 90 Million Strong Pledge to Halt All Executions

We need you! Take the Pledge to halt all executions today. Read More navigateright

An Untold Story: Women on Death Row

An Untold Story: Women on Death Row

We understand death row as a man’s experience. But what about women? Read More navigateright

The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Joins NAACP’s “American Journey for Justice”

The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Joins NAACP’s “American Journey for Justice”

The historic march from Selma to D.C. begins on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 and ends September 15, 2015. Read More navigateright

What You Don’t Know About Death Row: Solitary Confinement

What You Don’t Know About Death Row: Solitary Confinement

Solitary confinement is a brutal rehabilitation method for incarcerated persons in the general prison population and on death row. Read More navigateright

The Missing Piece in Criminal Justice Reform

The Missing Piece in Criminal Justice Reform

Why abolishing the death penalty fits in perfectly with Obama’s call for criminal justice reform. Read More navigateright

What It’s Like To Be The Person Who Puts Prisoners To Death

What It’s Like To Be The Person Who Puts Prisoners To Death

What is the moral cost of killing in the name of the state? Read More navigateright

NCADP Board Vice Chair Barbara Arnwine is honored by the NAACP

NCADP Board Vice Chair Barbara Arnwine is honored by the NAACP

NCADP Board Vice Chair Barbara Arnwine was awarded the William Robert Ming Award at the 106th annual NAACP Convention in Philadelphia on July 13, 2015 for her significant contributions to civil rights causes as a lawyer.  Read More navigateright

#NEWS: U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Midazolam Can be Used in Executions

#NEWS: U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Midazolam Can be Used in Executions

The Supreme Court has issued a ruling on the use of midazolam in executions. Read More navigateright

#NEWS: U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Two Death Penalty Cases

#NEWS: U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Two Death Penalty Cases

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down decisions on two cases specifically related to the death penalty: Brumfield v. Cain and Davis v. Ayala. Read More navigateright

#NEWS: DEA “in lockstep” with FDA, will not allow Nebraska to import execution drug

#NEWS: DEA “in lockstep” with FDA, will not allow Nebraska to import execution drug

The DEA says it is in "lockstep" with the FDA, and will seize illegal drug used for lethal injections if imported by Nebraska. Read More navigateright

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