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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

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

90 Million Strong Campaign Endorses the Proposition 62 and Retain a Just Nebraska Campaigns

90 Million Strong Campaign endorses the Retain a Just Nebraska Campaign and the Justice That Works Campaign Read More navigateright

Killing People Because They Killed People to Show That Killing People Is Wrong’ Makes Sense, Right?

Why do we kill people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong? It is a question that has no sensible response. Read More navigateright

Rauf v. Delaware - Delaware Supreme Court rules death penalty statute unconstitutional

The Delaware Supreme Court ruled the state’s current death penalty scheme was unconstitutional. Read More navigateright

LegalWatch: U.S. Supreme Court Ends 2015-2016 Term, Decided Important Death Penalty Issues

The U.S. Supreme Court is wrapping up its 2015-2016 term this week. Starting all the way back at the beginning of last October, the Court decided two particularly noteworthy death penalty-related cases this term, and agreed to hear a third during its 2016-2017 term. 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

U.S. Supreme Court Grants Review in Buck v. Stephens

On, Monday, June 6, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that it would review the case of Buck v. Stephens—a case involving Duane Buck, a Texas man who was sentenced to death after his own lawyer inexplicably introduced an expert who testified that he would pose a future danger to society if only sentenced to life imprisonment (and the fact that he was black only increased that likelihood). Read More navigateright

Foster v. Chatman, what it is, and what it means

On May 23, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Foster v. Chatman that Timothy Foster established purposeful racial discrimination in the prosecution’s dismissal of two black jurors during jury selection at his trial. Read More navigateright

Four Decades of NCADP Advocacy: What’s Next?

Four Decades of NCADP Advocacy: What’s Next?

After 40 years of work, we look to see what is left to be done in individual states.  Read More navigateright

NEWS: Gov. McAuliffe Decides Virginia Should Not Use the Electric Chair

NEWS: Gov. McAuliffe Decides Virginia Should Not Use the Electric Chair

Rather than turn back to routine use of the electric chair, the Governor made an amendment regarding lethal injection drugs. Read More navigateright

Talking about Race and the Criminal Justice System at Marymount University (Arlington, VA)

Diann Rust-Tierney will attend a panel discussion at Marymount University on April 20th at 6:30 pm. Please join! Read More navigateright

LegalWatch: The Tide is Turning Against the Death Penalty

LegalWatch: The Tide is Turning Against the Death Penalty

Over the past few months we have seen a historic number of efforts to repeal unjust and draconian death penalty laws across the country. In fact, as of this week efforts are underway in almost 20 states to repeal, replace, or hold the line on the death penalty. Read More navigateright

Legislative Victory in Utah

Legislative Victory in Utah

Congratulations to our repeal friends in Utah! On Wednesday, the State Senate voted 15 to 12 to repeal the death penalty. There is a short period to move to the House of Representatives, so we’ll keep you posted. Read More navigateright

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