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#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

#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

#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

#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

#NEWS: Texas Appeals Court Grants Stay of Execution for ‪Rodney Reed

#NEWS: Texas Appeals Court Grants Stay of Execution for ‪Rodney Reed

On Monday night, Texas granted a stay of execution for Rodney Reed,just 10 days before his scheduled March 5th execution. Read More navigateright

#NEWS: Akorn Pharmaceuticals Bans Use of Midazolam For Executions

#NEWS: Akorn Pharmaceuticals Bans Use of Midazolam For Executions

Akorn has issued a statement that it will no longer sell the sedative midazolam to prisons in an effort to keep the drug from being used in lethal injections. Read More navigateright

#NEWS: Florida Supreme Court Stays Execution of Jerry Correll

#NEWS: Florida Supreme Court Stays Execution of Jerry Correll

The Florida Supreme Court granted a stay of execution on Tuesday to Jerry Correll pending the U.S. Supreme Court review of the use of midazolam as a lethal injection drug. Read More navigateright

VIDEO: John Bessler on The Birth of American Law

University of Baltimore School of Law professor John Bessler discusses his book The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution. Read More navigateright

Weekly News Roundup 1/5/15 - 1/9/15

Post-Botched Execution, Oklahoma Prepares For New Execution; Indiana State Senator Proposes Bill To Abolish State’s Death Penalty; Another Study Concludes Death Penalty Costs States Millions and #ICYMI: Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley Commutes State’s Remaining Death Sentences Read More navigateright

Weekly News Round-Up: 12/15/14 - 12/19/14

Weekly News Round-Up: 12/15/14 - 12/19/14

Report: Executions Down Nationwide; More Details Emerge In Clayton Lockett Execution; OH Passes Lethal Injection Secrecy Bill & More Read More navigateright

#NEWS: Pope Reaffirms Absolute Condemnation of Death Penalty

#NEWS: Pope Reaffirms Absolute Condemnation of Death Penalty

Important Statement from Pope Francis regarding the death penalty. Read More navigateright

Democracies Die Behind Closed Doors: Capital Punishment and State Secrecy Laws

Democracies Die Behind Closed Doors: Capital Punishment and State Secrecy Laws

“Democracies die behind closed doors. When the government begins closing doors, it selectively controls information rightfully belonging to the people. Selective information is misinformation.”— Judge Damon J. Keith, 2002. 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

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