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

The National Caolition 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. 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

NCADP Recommends: 2015 Summer/Fall Reading List

NCADP Recommends: 2015 Summer/Fall Reading List

We have compiled a list of valuable books for your summer/fall reading list that discuss capital punishment, the criminal justice system, and social reform. 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

#NEWS: 2 Men Pardoned for 1983 Murder

#NEWS: 2 Men Pardoned for 1983 Murder

Brothers Henry McCollum and Leon Brown receive pardons from Gov. Pat McCrory in North Carolina. Read More navigateright

How America’s Death Penalty Ends

How America’s Death Penalty Ends

Austin Sarat, author of Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America’s Death Penalty, reviews the state of the death penalty in U.S. Read More navigateright

#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. Read More navigateright

A Sacrifice for the Monkey God

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. Read More navigateright

#NEWS: Nebraska Lawmakers Vote to Abolish the Death Penalty

#NEWS: Nebraska Lawmakers Vote to Abolish the Death Penalty

Nebraska lawmakers have passed a bill to repeal the death penalty in the state. Read More navigateright

#NEWS: Nebraska Legislature Advances Death Penalty Repeal Bill

#NEWS: Nebraska Legislature Advances Death Penalty Repeal Bill

The Nebraska legislature advances death penalty repeal bill for the second time. Read More navigateright

Statement on Recent Report Detailing Process of Clayton Lockett’s Gruesome, Inhumane Execution

Statement on Recent Report Detailing Process of Clayton Lockett’s Gruesome, Inhumane Execution

Statement by Executive Director Diann Rust-Tierney on Recent Report Detailing Process of Clayton Lockett’s Gruesome, Inhumane Execution. NCADP Renews Call to Halt All Executions. Read More navigateright

#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. Read More navigateright

Torchbearer Spotlight: Damon Hickey

Torchbearer Spotlight: Damon Hickey

It's complicated, but I've always felt that, as a Christian, I'm not supposed to kill. That also means, for me, as a citizen of a country where the people rule, I'm killing people whenever there's an execution. So I oppose the death penalty. Read More navigateright

#NEWS: 153rd Person Added to List of Death Row Exonerees

#NEWS: 153rd Person Added to List of Death Row Exonerees

Willie Manning has become the 153rd person to be added to the growing list of death row exonerees.  Read More navigateright

The Methods to the Madness: The Electric Chair, Lethal Injection and Now Nitrogen Gas

The Methods to the Madness: The Electric Chair, Lethal Injection and Now Nitrogen Gas

John D. Bessler, of the University of Baltimore School of Law, discusses new changes in the evolution of capital punishment Read More navigateright

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