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UPDATE: U.S. Supreme Court Grants Stay to Russell Bucklew

UPDATE: U.S. Supreme Court Grants Stay to Russell Bucklew

Late Wednesday night, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a stay of execution for Russell Bucklew in Missouri, allowing his appeal with the 8th Circuit Court to proceed.  Read More navigateright

Death Penalty Repeal Fails in New Hampshire; “The fight does not end here.”

Death Penalty Repeal Fails in New Hampshire; “The fight does not end here.”

New Hampshire Senate Fails to Pass SB 202 with Amendment to Repeal the Death Penalty Read More navigateright

It’s Time to Halt All Executions.

It’s Time to Halt All Executions.

Russell Bucklew is scheduled to be the first person executed since Clayton Lockett. Help us halt all executions nationwide.  Read More navigateright

Song of the Day: “Death Penalty” by Broke Brothers

"Two wrongs don't make it right"--new track from yesterday's Oklahoma death penalty rally.  Read More navigateright

Roundup: Conservative Voices Support Ending the Death Penalty

Roundup: Conservative Voices Support Ending the Death Penalty

Ending the death penalty is a goal that crosses party lines. More and more conservative figures are coming out against capital punishment in the US.  Read More navigateright

#90MStrong Monday: “I was witness to his execution. I will never forget.”

#90MStrong Monday: “I was witness to his execution. I will never forget.”

In 2005 I was witness to the execution of Michael Pennington at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Oklahoma.  Read More navigateright

First Execution Since Clayton Lockett Set to Take Place 5/21—Take Action with MADP!

First Execution Since Clayton Lockett Set to Take Place 5/21—Take Action with MADP!

On May 21st, Missouri is scheduled to have the first execution since Clayton Lockett’s horrifying botched execution in April. Here's how you can take action today.  Read More navigateright

New Hampshire House Passes SB 202 with Amendment to Repeal the Death Penalty

New Hampshire House Passes SB 202 with Amendment to Repeal the Death Penalty

"The New Hampshire Senate has been given a second change this session to be on the right side of history."  Read More navigateright

BREAKING NEWS: Statement on Stay of Execution for Robert Campbell

BREAKING NEWS: Statement on Stay of Execution for Robert Campbell

A statement from Robert C. Owen, one of Mr. Campbell's attorneys Read More navigateright

BREAKING NEWS: Attorneys, Fed. Judge Urge 5th Circuit to Reconsider Secrecy in Tomorrow’s Execution

BREAKING NEWS: Attorneys, Fed. Judge Urge 5th Circuit to Reconsider Secrecy in Tomorrow’s Execution

Update on Robert James Campbell's scheduled execution, and lethal injection drug secrecy issues  Read More navigateright

#90mStrong Monday: “I would not want her murderer to get the death penalty.”

#90mStrong Monday: “I would not want her murderer to get the death penalty.”

Maureen shares her powerful reasons for being one of the 90 million strong against the death penalty.  Read More navigateright

WATCH: John Oliver’s Comic Take On Death Penalty, “It’s Like the McRib.”

New segment from John Oliver: "The death penalty is expensive, potentially kills innocent people, and doesn't deter crime."  Read More navigateright

WATCH: “The death penalty’s days are numbered.” Diann Rust-Tierney on Disrupt with Karen Finney

WATCH: New Interview with Executive Director Diann Rust-Tierney on MSNBC. Read More navigateright

#90mStrong Monday: What’s Next for Oklahoma?

#90mStrong Monday: What’s Next for Oklahoma?

"There is no argument that justice needs to be served appropriately and that society needs to be protected. But this can be achieved by means other than capital punishment." Rev. Dr. WIlliam Tabbernee reflects on Oklahoma Read More navigateright

Executive Director Diann Rust-Tierney Debates Death Penalty on Hardball

Executive Director Diann Rust-Tierney Debates Death Penalty on Hardball

New Interview on Hardball with Chris Matthews: "The death penalty that we have today doesn't work, it's not sustainable, and it can't continue."  Read More navigateright

Executive Director Diann Rust-Tierney Discusses Oklahoma Execution on NPR

Executive Director Diann Rust-Tierney Discusses Oklahoma Execution on NPR

New Interview on All Things Considered: "This is what happens when the government acts in secrecy, and without accountability." Read More navigateright

Guest Post: Clayton Lockett’s Botched Execution Should Spell An End to the Death Penalty

Guest Post: Clayton Lockett’s Botched Execution Should Spell An End to the Death Penalty

Even if executions take place precisely as intended, we have to ask ourselves as a country not only whether those convicted of crimes deserve to die, but whether the state deserves the power to kill. Read More navigateright

Clayton Lockett’s Lawyer Responds to Governor Fallin

Clayton Lockett’s Lawyer Responds to Governor Fallin

"The death of Clayton Lockett must be investigated by a truly independent organization, not a state employee or agency."  Read More navigateright

UPDATE: Madeline Cohen’s Statement on Botched Execution in OK

UPDATE: Madeline Cohen’s Statement on Botched Execution in OK

Madeline Cohen, an attorney for Charles Warner, weighs in on tonight's botched execution. Read More navigateright

UPDATED: Joint Statement On Tragic Botched Execution in Oklahoma

UPDATED: Joint Statement On Tragic Botched Execution in Oklahoma

On Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Clayton Lockett died after the State of Oklahoma botched his execution. Read More navigateright

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