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#90mStrong Monday: “...I learned that everyone is made in the image of  God.”

#90mStrong Monday: “...I learned that everyone is made in the image of God.”

To kick of Women's History Month, check out why NCADP Executive Director Diann Rust-Tierney is part of #90mStrong against the death penalty. 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

#NEWS: Virginia House Rejects Lethal Injection Secrecy Bill

#NEWS: Virginia House Rejects Lethal Injection Secrecy Bill

The Virginia House of Delegates rejected a measure to pass a lethal injection secrecy bill. Read More navigateright

#NEWS: Texas Appeals Court Grants Stay of Execution for ‪Rodney Reed

#NEWS: Texas Appeals Court Grants Stay of Execution for ‪Rodney Reed

On Monday night, Texas granted a stay of execution for Rodney Reed,just 10 days before his scheduled March 5th execution. Read More navigateright

The Cloak and Daggers of Lethal Injection

The Cloak and Daggers of Lethal Injection

On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called for a national moratorium on executions while the Supreme Court revisits lethal injection...He is absolutely right. We need to go further. It's time to stop executions once and for all.  Read More navigateright

#NEWS: Akorn Pharmaceuticals Bans Use of Midazolam For Executions

#NEWS: Akorn Pharmaceuticals Bans Use of Midazolam For Executions

Akorn has issued a statement that it will no longer sell the sedative midazolam to prisons in an effort to keep the drug from being used in lethal injections. Read More navigateright

#NEWS: Florida Supreme Court Stays Execution of Jerry Correll

#NEWS: Florida Supreme Court Stays Execution of Jerry Correll

The Florida Supreme Court granted a stay of execution on Tuesday to Jerry Correll pending the U.S. Supreme Court review of the use of midazolam as a lethal injection drug. Read More navigateright

#NEWS: Gov. Tom Wolf Announces PA Moratorium on Death Penalty

#NEWS: Gov. Tom Wolf Announces PA Moratorium on Death Penalty

Governor Tom Wolf has issued a moratorium on the death penalty in Pennsylvania. Read More navigateright

#90mStrong Monday: “I believe the death penalty is immoral.”

#90mStrong Monday: “I believe the death penalty is immoral.”

I believe the death penalty is immoral. It says that society can kill a person to prove that for them to have killed someone is wrong. That makes no sense to me. Read More navigateright

Inconsistency at the Supreme Court

Inconsistency at the Supreme Court

As executions decline, who is actually being executed - the worst of the worst criminals? Far from it. In fact, instead of the worst of the worst, you could say it's often the least culpable; people with Intellectual Disabilities and severe mental illness. Read More navigateright

American Bar Association Urges “judicial remedy for challenging an execution as wrongful.”

American Bar Association Urges “judicial remedy for challenging an execution as wrongful.”

The ABA recently released a resolution advocating for legislation to facilitate posthumous innocence investigations and allow the loved ones of wrongfully executed people to receive compensation. 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

Torchbearer Spotlight: Zann Carter

Torchbearer Spotlight: Zann Carter

I do have spiritual and moral reasons for my opposition, and I believe that we cannot make progress towards a peaceful, non-violent society unless we stop state killing. I also believe the death penalty is, in practice, impossible to mete out fairly, nor can we insure that no innocent person is killed. Read More navigateright

State Sanctioned Murder: the Death Penalty and the Struggle for Racial Justice

State Sanctioned Murder: the Death Penalty and the Struggle for Racial Justice

As people across the country are rising up against state violence and mass incarceration, we are reminded of the ways our work fits into the struggle for racial justice. Read More navigateright

#NEWS: Oklahoma Attorney General Files Application for Stays of Execution

#NEWS: Oklahoma Attorney General Files Application for Stays of Execution

Oklahoma Attorney General files application for three stays of execution in light of SCOTUS review. Read More navigateright

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. Read More navigateright

Martin Luther King Jr. and The Abomination of State Executions

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. Read More navigateright

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 Read More navigateright

Mario Cuomo: Passionate Death Penalty Abolitionist

Mario Cuomo: Passionate Death Penalty Abolitionist

Remembering former New York Governor Mario Cuomo and his strong stance against the death penalty. Read More navigateright

Weekly News Round-Up: 12/15/14 - 12/19/14

Weekly News Round-Up: 12/15/14 - 12/19/14

Report: Executions Down Nationwide; More Details Emerge In Clayton Lockett Execution; OH Passes Lethal Injection Secrecy Bill & More Read More navigateright

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