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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

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

Statement on Recent Report Detailing Process of Clayton Lockett’s Gruesome, Inhumane Execution

Statement on Recent Report Detailing Process of Clayton Lockett’s Gruesome, Inhumane Execution

Statement by Executive Director Diann Rust-Tierney on Recent Report Detailing Process of Clayton Lockett’s Gruesome, Inhumane Execution. NCADP Renews Call to Halt All Executions. 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

The Cloak and Daggers of Lethal Injection

The Cloak and Daggers of Lethal Injection

On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called for a national moratorium on executions while the Supreme Court revisits lethal injection...He is absolutely right. We need to go further. It's time to stop executions once and for all.  Read More navigateright

#NEWS: Gov. Tom Wolf Announces PA Moratorium on Death Penalty

#NEWS: Gov. Tom Wolf Announces PA Moratorium on Death Penalty

Governor Tom Wolf has issued a moratorium on the death penalty in Pennsylvania. Read More navigateright

STATEMENT FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ON BOTCHED EXECUTION OF JOSEPH WOOD IN ARIZONA

STATEMENT FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ON BOTCHED EXECUTION OF JOSEPH WOOD IN ARIZONA

"Tonight, we learned that yet another American has been put to death in a shocking and cruel way." Read More navigateright

Furman v. Georgia Turns 42

Furman v. Georgia Turns 42

June 29th marks the 42nd anniversary of the landmark Furman v. Georgia Supreme Court decision, which established a nationwide moratorium on capital punishment that lasted from 1972-1976. Here, we remember and celebrate the powerful arguments of the five judges in the majority opinion.  Read More navigateright

Governor Inslee Declares a Moratorium on Executions for Washington State

Governor Inslee Declares a Moratorium on Executions for Washington State

On February 11, 2014, Governor Jay Inslee announced a moratorium on the death penalty in state, making Washington state the latest state to join the national trend towards ending use of the death penalty. For the remainder of his time in office Inslee will grant reprieves for death sentences, preventing any executions from happening. Read More navigateright