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#NEWS: Governor Fallin Issues Stay of Execution for Richard Glossip

#NEWS: Governor Fallin Issues Stay of Execution for Richard Glossip

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin grants Richard Glossip a last minute 37 day stay of execution due to issues with drug. Read More navigateright

Troy Davis (10/9/68 - 9/21/11) - Keeping Our Promise

Troy Davis (10/9/68 - 9/21/11) - Keeping Our Promise

Change is happening across the country. Your help is needed to keep the momentum going. Read More navigateright

#NEWS: Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Grants Two Week Stay of Execution to Richard Glossip

#NEWS: Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Grants Two Week Stay of Execution to Richard Glossip

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals granted an emergency two week stay of execution to Richard Glossip in order to consider new evidence submitted by his attorneys. 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

#NEWS: Judge Overturns Conviction of George Stinney Jr., Executed at Age 14 in 1944

#NEWS: Judge Overturns Conviction of George Stinney Jr., Executed at Age 14 in 1944

Enough is enough. We must abolish the death penalty now. Read More navigateright

California’s Latest Exoneration: Further Evidence That the Death Penalty Should Be Abolished

California’s Latest Exoneration: Further Evidence That the Death Penalty Should Be Abolished

On October 10th, 2014, having spent 17 years in prison, Susan Mellen was exonerated by a Los Angeles County judge, who described the case as a “failure of the criminal justice system.”  Read More navigateright

Weekly News Round-Up: 10/6/14 - 10-10/14

Weekly News Round-Up: 10/6/14 - 10-10/14

As we observe World Day Against the Death Penalty today, the news this week – including an innocent former Death Row prisoner finally freed in Texas - underscores the many flaws of both the justice system that continues to unfairly convict defendants and states’ secret protocols of the actual death chamber. This week, major editorial boards, PA’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate and a former executioner himself are joining the public groundswell in condemning capital punishment. Read More navigateright

I Spent More Than Six Years as an Innocent Woman on Death Row

I Spent More Than Six Years as an Innocent Woman on Death Row

The new season of Orange is the New Black will be available on Netflix starting next weekend. I won’t be watching it. I lived it. 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

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

Love Like a Hurricane: Remembering Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

Love Like a Hurricane: Remembering Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter's legacy prevails as an image of hope in a legal system embedded with flaws.  Read More navigateright

WATCH: Death Penalty Supporter Turns Vocal Opponent

John Breckenridge shares his transformation from death penalty supporter into vocal death penalty opponent on The Rachel Maddow Show.  Read More navigateright

BREAKING NEWS: Tie Vote in New Hampshire Death Penalty Repeal

BREAKING NEWS: Tie Vote in New Hampshire Death Penalty Repeal

Today the New Hampshire Senate voted 12-12 on HB 1170, a bill to abolish capital punishment in the state.  Read More navigateright

Michelle Byrom UPDATE: State Wants Explanation

Michelle Byrom UPDATE: State Wants Explanation

On March 31st, 2014, the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed Michelle Byrom’s death sentence and ordered a new trial with a new judge. Before the case could be remanded to the circuit court, the State filed a motion to the Supreme Court, asking for explanations about the reasoning behind the Byrom decision. Read More navigateright

#90mStrong Monday: 18 years in prison, while innocent.

#90mStrong Monday: 18 years in prison, while innocent.

One of the 90 million strong against the death penalty shares her powerful, personal story of innocence.  Read More navigateright

Execution Drug Secrecy: Is It Unconstitutional?

Is execution drug secrecy resulting in unconstitutional executions?  Read More navigateright

#DeathRowStories: How Many Others Have We Missed?

#DeathRowStories: How Many Others Have We Missed?

CNN‘s “Death Row Stories” is a new documentary series that exposes the grave truth about the American justice system. Read More navigateright

Why Does Mississippi Want to Execute Michelle Byrom?

Why Does Mississippi Want to Execute Michelle Byrom?

The state wants to execute a 56-year-old mentally ill woman Thursday even though no one now seems to believe that she murdered the husband who had battered and abused her for years. Read More navigateright

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