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Harvard’s Fair Punishment Project Releases a New Report on Ohio Prisoners Facing Execution

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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

#NEWS: Pope Francis Calls on the U.S. Congress to Abolish the Death Penalty

#NEWS: Pope Francis Calls on the U.S. Congress to Abolish the Death Penalty

Pope Francis addresses the U.S. Congress and calls for the abolition of the death penalty in respect of the "Golden Rule." 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

NCADP Board Vice Chair Barbara Arnwine is honored by the NAACP

NCADP Board Vice Chair Barbara Arnwine is honored by the NAACP

NCADP Board Vice Chair Barbara Arnwine was awarded the William Robert Ming Award at the 106th annual NAACP Convention in Philadelphia on July 13, 2015 for her significant contributions to civil rights causes as a lawyer.  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

#NEWS: DEA “in lockstep” with FDA, will not allow Nebraska to import execution drug

#NEWS: DEA “in lockstep” with FDA, will not allow Nebraska to import execution drug

The DEA says it is in "lockstep" with the FDA, and will seize illegal drug used for lethal injections if imported by Nebraska. 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

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

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

#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

#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: Virginia House Rejects Lethal Injection Secrecy Bill

#NEWS: Virginia House Rejects Lethal Injection Secrecy Bill

The Virginia House of Delegates rejected a measure to pass a lethal injection secrecy bill. 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

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