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Statement of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty in Response to New Poll

The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty welcomes the results of a new Pew Research Center poll indicating that opposition to capital punishment has increased significantly. Read More navigateright

The Annual Fast & Vigil in Washington, DC June 29th - July 2nd

The Annual Fast & Vigil in Washington, DC June 29th - July 2nd

For these four days, death penalty abolitionists from around the country will gather at the steps of the Supreme Court to call for an end to capital punishment in the United States. Read More navigateright

NCADP Recommends: 2017 Suggested Reading List

NCADP Recommends: 2017 Suggested Reading List

We have compiled a list of valuable books for your reading list that discuss capital punishment, the criminal justice system, and social reform. Read More navigateright

BREAKING NEWS: Death Penalty Repeal Advances in Two Key States

January 28th 2016 is set to be a big day for Abolition. Lawmakers in Delaware and Kansas have announced their intentions to move forward with death penalty repeal legislation early in 2016. 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

Susan Sarandon & Sister Helen Prejean Appear on Dr. Phil

Susan Sarandon & Sister Helen Prejean Appear on Dr. Phil

Death Row Exoneree Nate Fields, Actress Susan Sarandon and Sister Helen Prejean recently interrupted Dr. Phil’s rerun season to make an important plea. Read More navigateright

OP-ED: Talking About the Death Penalty, Court to Court

OP-ED: Talking About the Death Penalty, Court to Court

Linda Greenhouse delves into the Connecticut Supreme Court's recent ruling that the death penalty violates the state's constitution.  Read More navigateright

Take the 90 Million Strong Pledge to Halt All Executions

Take the 90 Million Strong Pledge to Halt All Executions

We need you! Take the Pledge to halt all executions today. Read More navigateright

An Untold Story: Women on Death Row

An Untold Story: Women on Death Row

We understand death row as a man’s experience. But what about women? Read More navigateright

What You Don’t Know About Death Row: Solitary Confinement

What You Don’t Know About Death Row: Solitary Confinement

Solitary confinement is a brutal rehabilitation method for incarcerated persons in the general prison population and on death row. Read More navigateright

The Missing Piece in Criminal Justice Reform

The Missing Piece in Criminal Justice Reform

Why abolishing the death penalty fits in perfectly with Obama’s call for criminal justice reform. Read More navigateright

#NEWS: U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Midazolam Can be Used in Executions

#NEWS: U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Midazolam Can be Used in Executions

The Supreme Court has issued a ruling on the use of midazolam in executions. Read More navigateright

#NEWS: U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Two Death Penalty Cases

#NEWS: U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Two Death Penalty Cases

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down decisions on two cases specifically related to the death penalty: Brumfield v. Cain and Davis v. Ayala. Read More navigateright

How America’s Death Penalty Ends

How America’s Death Penalty Ends

Austin Sarat, author of Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America’s Death Penalty, reviews the state of the death penalty in U.S. Read More navigateright

#NEWS: Nebraska Abolishes the Death Penalty

#NEWS: Nebraska Abolishes the Death Penalty

Nebraska legislators have successfully overridden the Governor's veto and abolished the death penalty in the state. Read More navigateright

#NEWS: Nebraska Lawmakers Vote to Abolish the Death Penalty

#NEWS: Nebraska Lawmakers Vote to Abolish the Death Penalty

Nebraska lawmakers have passed a bill to repeal the death penalty in the state. 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

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

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