#NEWS: Pope Francis Calls on the U.S. Congress to Abolish the Death Penalty


#NEWS: Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Grants Two Week Stay of Execution to Richard Glossip

Yesterday, the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals granted an emergency two week stay of execution to Richard Glossip in order to consider new evidence submitted by his attorneys that may prove that Glossip is, in fact, innocent. Thousands of supporters including Sister Helen Prejean, actress Susan Sarandon (both
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Scheduled Execution of Roderick Nunley Highlights Racially Biased Plea System

Jefferson City, August 25, 2015:  Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is asking Governor Nixon to halt the upcoming scheduled execution of Roderick Nunley.  Missouri plans to execute Roderick Nunley on September 1 at 6 p.m.  The state charged Nunley with first-degree murder for the abduction and
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The 22nd Annual Fast and Vigil

The 22nd Annual Fast and Vigil took place from June 29 to July 2. This event, composed of numerous advocacy groups from across the nation, is an anti-death penalty protest that occurs in front of the Supreme Court. On July 1, a “teach-in” was held. One of the several speakers that night was Harold Wilson, […]
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The Missing Piece in Criminal Justice Reform

President Obama did not mention the death penalty once in a speech he gave advocating for criminal justice reform to the NAACP on July 14, but all of the arguments he presented in favor of shortening sentences for non-violent drug offenders could also be applied to abolishing the death penalty.
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