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Related Websites. Most Listings from the Death Penalty Information Center
Research & Legal Resources
Advocacy & Abolitionist Groups
Resources for Victims
Inmate Correspondence Groups Other Sources
Departments of Corrections, Prosecutor, and Public Defender Offices (sites often include history, list of death row inmates, case histories, and upcoming executions)
Sen. Leahy, Innocence Protection Act of 2001
www.thomas.loc.gov (search by bill number S486)
Research & Legal Sources
ABA Death Penalty Representation Project - a Web site with a public page describing the Project's primary goal to recruit law firms to represent death sentenced prisoners; the site includes a password protected area limited to lawyers representing individuals facing the death penalty.
ABA Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project. The Project will work toward achieving a national moratorium on executions until the death penalty process is reformed.
Address of Death Row Units in the U.S.- addresses of death rows in the USA for both men and women
American Society of Criminology - general collection of death penalty information, including government statistics, court decisions, and articles and writing on death penalty issues.
Before the Needles - a Web site that has compiled Watt Espy's data on executions from 1608-1977 into a user-friendly format.
Boalt Hall Death Penalty Clinic "
Capital Punishment or Compassion: Executions in the State of New Mexico: The Death Penalty Since Territorial Days" - provides the names, crimes, and dates of execution for those executed in New Mexico.
Center on Wrongful Convictions - dedicated to identifying and rectifying wrongful convictions and other serious miscarriages of justice. The Center investigates possible wrongful convictions and represent imprisoned clients with claims of actual innocence.
Clark County Prosecutor's web site with links to over 1,000 death penalty related Web sites
The Constitution Project's Death Penalty Initiative - a bipartisan committee of death penalty supporters and opponents who agree that the risk of wrongful executions in this country is unacceptably high
Cornell Law School Death Penalty Project - links to state and federal statutes and cases.
Court TV: The Death Penalty on Trial - history, statistics and articles about the death penalty.
Death Penalty Information Center - prepares in-depth reports, issues press releases, conducts briefings for journalists, and maintains a very thorough and fresh website.
Derechos - provides links to a variety of death penalty sites.
The Electronic Policy Network - a consortium of top public policy organizations and advocacy groups that provides timely information and leading ideas about the policies and politics shaping the world.
Equal Justice Initiative - Provides assistance for Alabama death row inmates in during the post-conviction appeals process.
Fair Trial Initiative - confronts the crisis of incompetent counsel for indigent defendants facing the death penalty. Funds fellowships for recent law graduates to work with under funded trial counsel in capital cases, and provides internships for law students to do a variety of trial related capital work.
Rick Halperin's Death Penalty News and Updates - death penalty statistics, news, updates, addresses of U.S. Governors
Innocence Project Web Site - Comprehensive Web site of the Innocence Project at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. The site contains case profiles, other innocence projects, DNA legislation and news, and much more.
Inter Press Service News Agency (IPS) - death penalty section contains news of international developments
The Justice Project -The Justice Project is committed to educating the American public about our deeply flawed capital justice system
MacArthur Justice Center - A non-profit public interest law firm affiliated with the Northwestern University of Law. The center concentrates on cases that raise constitutional or significant issues in the field of criminal justice.
911 Justice - provides extensive information about the death penalty, death row, executions, execution facts and protocol.
Southern Center for Human Rights - death penalty news, articles and reports, good source for prison reform resources, and legal/advocacy resources
Stateline.org - includes databases of information on crime and prisons, capital punishment, and news for each state. Allows a comparison of between 2-4 states.
Tennessee Capital Case Information - A Tennessee Supreme Court website for capital cases that have had at least one "serious" execution date set.
Texas Defender Service- aims to help improve the quality of representation afforded to indigent Texans charged with a capital crime or under sentence of death.
Advocacy and Abolitionist Groups
ACLU's Moratorium Campaign - Web-based campaign to build support for a national moratorium on executions and bring attention to death penalty issues.
American Baptist Churches - official website of the Baptist denomination and listing of all Baptist Churches in the US
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) - a variety of articles and resources on the death penalty, includes state legislation updates.
American Ethical Union - a humanistic religious and educational movement working towards creating a more humane society
American Friends Service Committee - organization that carries out service, development, social justice and peace programs around the world
American Orthopsychiatric Association - an association of mental health professionals concerned with mental health and social justice
Amnesty International - tracks death penalty internationally, includes statistics and general information, country reports
Australian Coalition Against the Death Penalty anti-death penalty organization in Australia that supports International abolition of the death penalty and is against the re-introduction of capital punishment in Australia
Italian Section of Amnesty International - international death penalty documents, appeals and information
Bruderhof Community - articles and essays on capital punishment, includes writings from death row prisoners
Campaign to End the Death Penalty -a national abolitionist group, focusing on grassroots support and organization to end the death penalty
Canadian Coalition Against the Death Penalty
Catholics Against Capital Punishment - strives to insure that members of the clergy and laypeople -- both Catholic and non-Catholic -- are aware of, and understand the seriousness of, Church teachings on capital punishment.
Catholic Mobilizing Network - CMN works in close collaboration with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to prepare Catholics for informed involvement in campaigns to repeal state death penalty laws and expand or inaugurate restorative justice programs.
Catholic Peace Fellowship - seeks to resist war by helping people who choose not to participate in it
Center for Constitutional Rights - goal is to advance and protect the rights guaranteed by the US Constitution
Church of the Brethren - official site of the Church of the Brethren
Citizens United for Alternatives to the Death Penalty - organization promoting viable alternatives to the death penalty and hightened visibility for those who seek better public policy in response to violent crime
Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE) - a nation-wide grass roots organization dedicated to reducing crime through reform of the criminal justice system
Death Row Support Project - letter writing project with death row inmates
Death Watch International - aimed at increasing grassroots opposition to the death penalty worldwide and encouraging wider engagement with, and support for, established anti-death penalty groups
Sant'Egidio Community of Italy - an appeal for the moratorium of the death penalty all over the world by the year 2000, promoted by Sr. Helen Prejean and other organizations.
Ensemble Contre La Peine de Mort - held two international conferences on worldwide abolition of the death penalty and publishes an electronic newsletter (in French).
Equal Justice USA - focuses on human rights abuses in the U.S. legal system, contains death penalty updates and reports
European Union in the United States - Site offering information on European Union policy and action on the death penalty.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - official website of the Evangelical Lutheran Church
Fellowship of Reconciliation - seek to replace violence, war, racism, and economic injustice with nonviolence, peace, and justice
Feminist for Life of America - grassroots organization that seeks to provide real solutions for the problems women face today
Fortune Society - support successful prison re-entry into society and promote alternatives to incarceration
Friends Committee on National Legislation - a Quaker lobby in the public interest, seeks to follow the leadings of the Spirit as it speaks for itself and for like-minded Friends.
German Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (English version). The members of the GCADP come from different walks of life and age groups and live in various parts of Germany and the USA.
German Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (Deutsch version)
Human Rights Watch - dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world
The Innocence Project of The National Capital Region (ÒIPNCRÓ) - in Washington, D.C. at the Washington College of Law at American University.
Jewish Peace Fellowship - religious organization that opposes capital punishment
Journey of Hope - led by murder victim family members that conducts public education speaking tours and addresses alternatives to the death penalty.
Justice: Denied-The Magazine for the Wrongly Convicted- a monthly publication dealing with the death penalty, wrongful conviction and justice issues.
Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Change - developing a national network of organizations that promote nonviolence
Mennonite Central Committee - complete work around the world in areas like education, health and peace and justice
Mennonite Church - General Conference - Official site of the Mennonite Church
The Moratorium Campaign - works towards obtaining a moratorium on the death penalty, educating the public, and collects signatures for a petition that will be delivered to the United States representatives to the United Nations on Human Rights Day.
Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation -a national organization comprised of family members of murder victims and family members of those who have been executed. Advocates alternatives to the death penalty, crime prevention programs and supports programs to address the needs of victims of violence. See also: Victim Offender Mediation Association
Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights - is an organization with a national and international focus actively working to abolish the death penalty. MVFHR members are murder victims' family members and family members of the executed who are opposed to killing in all cases whether it be homicide, state killing, or extrajudicial killings and "disappearances."
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - goal is to ensure the rights of all people and to eliminate racial bias and discrimination
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund - purpose is to provide legal assistance to the poor in America
National Alliance Against Racist and Political Oppression - works towards correcting unjust treatment of individuals based on race or political beliefs
National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers - mission is to ensure justice and and due process for individuals accused of crime
National Bar Association - Official website for the NBA
National Black Police Association - nationwide organization dedicated to promoting justice, fairness, and effectiveness in law enforcement
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty - listings of abolitionist organizations (national, state, and local), legal resources, execution alerts, death penalty issues and statistics.
National Committee Against Repressive Legislation - mission is to protect and advance the right of dissent in the US
National Committee to Reopen the Rosenberg Case - seek the exoneration of the Rosenbergs and Sobell and for the government to admit to this miscarriage of justice
National Conference of Black Lawyers - an association of lawyers, scholars, judges, legal workers, law students and legal activists
National Council on Crime and Delinquency - a nonprofit organization that promotes effective, humane, fair, and economically sound solutions to family, community, and justice problems
National Lawyers Guild - dedicated to the need for change in our political and economic system
National Legal Aid and Defender Association - leading advocate for equal justice professionals
National Urban League - movement devoted to enabling African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream
Partisan Defense Committee - legal and social defense organization
Pax Christi, USA - national Catholic peace movement
Prejean.org - The Official website of Sr. Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking.
Presbyterian Church, USA - official site of the Presbyterian Church in the US
Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty
Protestant Episcopal Church USA - official website for the Protestant Episcopal Church in the US
International Justice Project works towards the development, coordination and increased employment of international law and human rights standards as they pertain to capital punishment.
Reprieve - provides effective legal representation and humanitarian assistance to impoverished people facing the death penalty at the hands of the state in the US and the Caribbean. Reprieve's Web site is an umbrella site that catalogs all death penalty resources on the internet.
Seamless Garment Network, Inc. - a network of organizations who support reverence for life
Southern Center for Human Rights - a non-profit law firm dedicated to enforcing the civil rights of people in the criminal justice system in the South
Southern Christian Leadership Conference - nation wide organization committed to the human rights movement everywhere
Southern Poverty Law Center - non-profit organization known for its tolerance education programs, tracking of hate groups and legal victories over white supremacists
Students Against the Death Penalty - is a student-run organization that mobilizes youth through education and advocacy.
US Conference of Catholic Bishops
US Jesuit Conference - official website for the Society of Jesus in the United States
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee - advances human rights and social justice around the world
Unitarian Universalists for Alternatives to the Death Penalty - social action group seeking an end to the death penalty
United Church of Christ - official site for the United Church of Christ
United Methodist Board of Global Ministries - global mission agency of the United Methodist Church
United Methodist Church Women's Division - women's division of the United Methodist Church
United Methodist Church Board of Church and Society - one of four international program boards of The United Methodist Church
War Resisters League - resist any kid of war at home and abroad
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - works to achieve peace and equality through nonviolent means
Youth Advocate Program International - promoting and protecting the rights of the world's youth
Resources for Victims
Inmate Correspondence Groups
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