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Guest Post: Death penalty will never be risk-free.

Guest Post: Death penalty will never be risk-free.

Our constitution requires that, if a state wishes to use the death penalty, we must guarantee that it is not cruel punishment. And for good reason.  Read More navigateright

#90mStrong Monday: “I work to end the death penalty, in memory of my father.”

#90mStrong Monday: “I work to end the death penalty, in memory of my father.”

I knew long ago that even if my father's murderer was found, the only thing that would provide true healing for me would be equality and justice.  Read More navigateright

More Push Back on Capital Punishment; Supreme Court Rules Against Florida

More Push Back on Capital Punishment; Supreme Court Rules Against Florida

“ The Eighth Amendment’s protection of dignity reflects the Nation we have been, the Nation we are, and the Nation we aspire to be.” --Justice Kennedy Read More navigateright

55% Americans Support the Death Penalty. I Used to Be One of Them.

55% Americans Support the Death Penalty. I Used to Be One of Them.

Writer Philip Egger reveals how new data on innocent death row inmates changed his opinion of the death penalty.  Read More navigateright

Guest Post: Humanist Approach to the Capital Punishment

Guest Post: Humanist Approach to the Capital Punishment

Roy Speckhardt, Executive Director of the American Humanist Association, weighs in on why humanists have a natural opposition to the death penalty.  Read More navigateright

Supporter Spotlight: Norman Reimer

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Delaware Supreme Court Unanimous Reversal of Conviction and Death Sentence of Jermaine Wright

Delaware Supreme Court Unanimous Reversal of Conviction and Death Sentence of Jermaine Wright

On May 19th, in a 5-0 unanimous ruling, the Delaware Supreme Court overturned the conviction of death row prisoner Jermaine Wright, citing a “miscarriage of justice.” Read More navigateright

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

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