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

#BREAKING: 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

Reflections on Lethal Drugs, Sleeping and Waking Up

Reflections on Lethal Drugs, Sleeping and Waking Up

A closer look at the Supreme Court hearing of Glossip v. Gross and executions. Read More navigateright

Torchbearer Spotlight: Tony Catano

Torchbearer Spotlight: Tony Catano

Above all, I oppose the death penalty because I feel it is morally wrong for us to choose to inflict death as a form of punishment on our fellow human beings.  Read More navigateright

NCADP Statement on SCOTUS hearing of Glossip v. Gross

NCADP Statement on SCOTUS hearing of Glossip v. Gross

The death penalty is hindering our nation’s forward progress. It’s time to end it. Read More navigateright

#NEWS: “To End the Anguish, Drop the Death Penalty”

#NEWS: “To End the Anguish, Drop the Death Penalty”

Bill and Denise Richard, the parents of 8-year-old Martin Richard, the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombings, wrote a powerful op-ed in the Boston Globe. Read More navigateright

The Death Penalty Robs Education

The Death Penalty Robs Education

An examination of the relationship between spending on the death penalty and on education in the United States. Read More navigateright

The Death Penalty Ignores the Needs of Families of Victims

The Death Penalty Ignores the Needs of Families of Victims

Abolish the death penalty and invest in victims services. Read More navigateright

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