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NCADP Statement on DPIC 2018 Year-End Report

The Death Penalty Information Center 2018 Year-End report: “The Death Penalty in 2018” highlights the erosion of support for the death penalty nationwide.  Read More navigateright

In Solidarity

In Solidarity

The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty stands in solidarity and grief with members of the Tree of Life Synagogue Read More navigateright

Washington State Supreme Court Abolishes Death Penalty

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Upcoming Executions October - December 2018

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NCADP Recommends: Suggested Fall and Winter 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

NCADP Statement Endorsing the Families Belong Together Protests.

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California News Media Demanding Accountability — Suing State for Public Information of Executions

California News Media Demanding Accountability — Suing State for Public Information of Executions

Lethal injection drug shortages resulting from conflicts between the pharmaceutical companies and correctional institutions have led to individuals on death row at risk for experiencing ineffective executions— potentially infringing on their 8th Amendment rights, protecting them form cruel and unusual punishment. News media in California is now demanding transparency by suing the state.  Read More navigateright

Interview with Maggie Stogner and Richard Stack

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Documentary Film for Fostering Advocacy

Documentary Film for Fostering Advocacy

Starting with documentary film, The Penalty, NCADP has kicked off its three month campaign of using documentary film to cultivate sustainable advocacy across our network of abolition advocates. We will be using our monthly webinar, Justice Powered By Information, as the platform for this series. Read More navigateright

Interview with Filmmaker Will Francome

This month the NCADP talked to documentary filmmaker Will Francome. Will directs his films in conjunction with the British independent production company Reel Nice. A London native, His films have tended to focus on the criminal justice system in the United States. Together with Marc Evans, Francome wrote the film In Prison My Whole Life, a profile of political activist and former Mumia Abu-Jamal. The former Black Panther spent nearly thirty years on death row until his death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment in 2011. Francome then directed the TV-movie Life After Guantanamo, a flick that reported on the lives of former prisoners of the controversial offshore prison. Read More navigateright

Oklahoma Use of Nitrogen for Execution

Oklahoma Use of Nitrogen for Execution

NCADP updates the state of lethal execution in the United States. The last update focused on the use of Fentanyl for lethal injection, the lack of scientific evidence supporting the effectiveness of fentanyl in relieving pain, the advocacy of the Pharmaceutical Industry, and the risk for agonizing executions. Recent news of failed executions attributed to drug effectiveness and increased political pressure on Correctional institutions all over the country has led to another potentially dangerous innovation for capital punishment. The advocacy on behalf of the Pharmaceutical Industry to halt the use of drugs for execution on moral grounds has led states to search for alternative measures. Oklahoma proposes using nitrogen for all upcoming executions.  Read More navigateright

NCADP March Webinar - The Root of the Problem

NCADP March Webinar - The Root of the Problem

In March, NCADP had the pleasure to host David Harris and Andrea James at our March Webinar. Both innovators in social justice and reformers of our criminal justice system discussed how to confront the roots of our unsustainable criminal justice system. David emphasized the case for community justice, the necessity of community political capital, and the distribution of resources across systems, like education. His scholarship reframes criminal justice to focusing on healing and justice for communities. Andrea, the Founder and Executive Director of the National Council For Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls and the Families for Justice as Healing, provided an application of theory to practice, describing the community work she practices daily. Read More navigateright

The Execution of the Terminally Ill

The execution of terminally ill inmates reveals the true purpose of capital punishment - retribution. With chronic illness plaguing inmates across the U.S., partly due to restrictions in medical services, and extensive state appeal processes, inmate are aging and increasingly legal leaders and advocate are confronted with the question — is it humane to execute a terminally ill inmate?  Read More navigateright

Washington State Bill SB 6052 Introduced to Abolish Death Penalty

Washington State Bill SB 6052 Introduced to Abolish Death Penalty

Washington State is joining the national fight to abolish the death penalty. Senate bill 6052 was introduced to abolish death penalty for aggravated first degree murder, instead sentencing individuals to life without the possibility of release. This is apart of the states initiative reduce financial and social expenses associated with the death penalty.  Read More navigateright

Upcoming Executions February - May 2018

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The Risk of Fentanyl Use—Untested Executions and Pharmaceutical Restrictions

Across the United States, states utilizing lethal injection as a mode for capital punishment have confronted drug shortages. Solving this problem has led states to adopt untested drug combinations. Criticism spanning from the pharmaceutical sector, to the legal sector, has argued that untested drug cocktails increase the likelihood for inefficient sedation and increased pain, constituting cruel and unusual punishment. Read More navigateright

VIP Briefing for Activists on the Death Penalty Information Centers Year-End Report

First in a series of webinars sponsored by NCADP in its Justice Powered by Information (JPI) series. Read More navigateright

Death Penalty Abolitionists Gather in Washington DC for Annual Awards

Washington, DC: The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty will recognize those who have had a major impact in shifting the momentum away from capital punishment. Read More navigateright

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

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Lush Cosmetics Partners With the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

Lush's Death ≠ Justice campaign is designed to highlight failings within the capital punishment system by engaging customers in death penalty abolition efforts, releasing the documentary "Exonerated," and raising funds for three organizations attempting to halt executions once and for all. Read More navigateright

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