Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley raises abolishing the death penalty as part of today's "work of justice" in a speech at commemoration of the 50th Anniversary march on Washington.
The North Carolina Racial Justice Act (RJA) allows capital defendants to challenge their death sentences if they successfully prove that race was a significant factor in decisions to seek or impose the death penalty at the time of their trials.
Ron McAndrew, a former prison warden in Florida, once supported the death penalty. His experience with those condemned to die - in particular, an execution gone wrong - eventually led him away from this support. Today Mr. McAndrew speaks out against the death penalty to anyone willing to listen.
Lorrain Taylor, Founder of 1000mothers.org, on the need to get involved in the movement to end the death penalty with the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.