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Abolish the Death Penalty

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February 2014

Articles

90 Million Strong February Campaign Update

We launched the 90 Million Strong Campaign at a Kick-off event at the home of Reverend Barry and Dr. Joanne Lynne. The theme of the event was to celebrate the victory in Maryland and lay the groundwork for our future success. Read More navigateright

Death Penalty Repeal Bills Introduced Throughout the U.S.

As state legislatures resume their work, many are considering death penalty legislation. Below are updates from a few states that have introduced repeal legislation. Each is at a different stage in the process, and not all will come to fruition this year. However, the geographic diversity of where these bills are being considered is in and of itself an indicator of how widespread the concern is that the death penalty is a broken system that needs to be examined. Read More navigateright

Renew Your Support in 2014

If there were ever a year to renew your support of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, it’s 2014. The response to our 90 Million Strong Campaign so far has been incredible! Individuals across the nation are speaking up and joining our fight.  Read More navigateright

Blog Posts

All Victims Deserve Dignity and Respect

All Victims Deserve Dignity and Respect

The Colorado Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty has been working to support the family of Eric Autobee whose murder was likely preventable. He was killed while at work as a prison guard by a mentally ill prisoner in plain view of a control station that was unstaffed. Bob Autobee, Eric's father, and a former prison guard himself, has been shut out of the process by prosecutors seeking to execute the man who killed his son because he opposes the death penalty. 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

Justice Playing ‘Second Fiddle’ to Enforcing Death Penalty in Missouri

According due process of the law to death row inmates in Missouri is apparently a difficult constitutional mandate to embrace, at least for some state attorneys charged with carrying out death penalty sentences.  Read More navigateright

A Final Farewell to Greg Wilhoit, Who Survived Oklahoma’s Death Row

A Final Farewell to Greg Wilhoit, Who Survived Oklahoma’s Death Row

America's community of death row survivors bids a farewell to another one of its own. Gregory R. Wilhoit, who had spent five years on Oklahoma's death row after being wrongfully convicted for the brutal murder of his wife, died in his sleep on February 13. Read More navigateright