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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

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

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

April 15th LIVE Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates The Death Penalty with Diann Rust-Tierney

April 15th LIVE Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates The Death Penalty with Diann Rust-Tierney

On 15 April 2015, Diann Rust-Tierney, Executive Director, National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, was a featured panelist on a live Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on the death penalty. Read More navigateright

#EDITORIAL: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Should Not Get Death Penalty

#EDITORIAL: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Should Not Get Death Penalty

The LA Times has written a forceful editorial stating that Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should not be given the death penalty. Read More navigateright

#NEWS: How the Case Against Anthony Ray Hinton Unraveled

#NEWS: How the Case Against Anthony Ray Hinton Unraveled

On Thursday, 2 April 2015, Anthony Ray Hinton, who spent almost 30 years on death row in Alabama for the 1985 murders of two men, was exonerated and freed. The Washington Post shares how the case against him fell apart. Read More navigateright

#NEWS: Delaware Senate Passes Repeal Bill

#NEWS: Delaware Senate Passes Repeal Bill

On Thursday, 2 April 2015, the Delaware Senate passed a bill to repeal the death penalty in the state. Read More navigateright

The Supreme Court and the Death Penalty

The Supreme Court and the Death Penalty

1998 Pulitzer Prize winner Linda Greenhouse has written a compelling op-ed in the New York Times today on the Supreme Court's inconsistent and often bewildering approach to death penalty cases. Read More navigateright

#NEWS: The American Pharmacists Association Votes to Oppose Participation in Executions

#NEWS: The American Pharmacists Association Votes to Oppose Participation in Executions

Earlier this week, the American Pharmacists Association voted to discourage pharmacists from participating in executions. They joined the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists which adopted a similar resolution last week. Read More navigateright

“We’re seeing it among Evangelicals”: How death penalty politics radically, shockingly changed

“We’re seeing it among Evangelicals”: How death penalty politics radically, shockingly changed

NCADP Executive Director, Diann Rust-Tierney speaks with reporter Elias Isquith of Salon magazine about the current state of the ‪death penalty‬ in the U.S. and the goals of the 90 Million Strong Campaign. Read More navigateright

#NEWS: Lead Prosecutor in Glenn Ford Case Apologizes and Calls for Abolition of Death Penalty

#NEWS: Lead Prosecutor in Glenn Ford Case Apologizes and Calls for Abolition of Death Penalty

Attorney A.M. "Marty" Stroud III, of Shreveport, the lead prosecutor in the Glenn Ford case, gives a heart felt apology and calls for the death penalty to be abolished. Read More navigateright

#NEWS: Catholic Publications Pen Joint Editorial Calling for an End to the Death Penalty

#NEWS: Catholic Publications Pen Joint Editorial Calling for an End to the Death Penalty

Four editorial boards have written a joint editorial calling for an end to the death penalty. Read More navigateright

An Anniversary of Our Evolving Standards of Decency

An Anniversary of Our Evolving Standards of Decency

We have a new opportunity to craft a better vision -- one that reflects the strengths of our diverse backgrounds and life experiences. Read More navigateright

#EXCLUSIVE: Reporter Bailey Elise McBride is Shining A Spotlight on the Death Penalty

#EXCLUSIVE: Reporter Bailey Elise McBride is Shining A Spotlight on the Death Penalty

Reporter Bailey Elise McBride shares why she is against the death penalty and is partnering with the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. Read More navigateright

#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

#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

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