Lawmakers in Delaware and Kansas have announced their intentions to move forward with death penalty repeal legislation early in 2016. This is more evidence of national momentum away from capital punishment in the U.S.
Last week, in Hurst v. Florida, the Supreme Court ruled that Florida’s capital sentencing scheme was unconstitutional. Timothy Lee Hurst challenged the legality of his death sentence because the Florida statute allowed the judge to overrule the recommendation of a jury and decide whether the facts exist to justify Read more
For 40 years, NCADP has led on the issue raising public awareness, changing attitudes and moving public policy. Over the years, we have built and supported the network of independent grassroots organizations and volunteers that are currently the backbone of the abolition movement and the struggle to end the death Read more
An Anniversary of Our Evolving Standards of Decency | Diann Rust-Tierney More often than I would like, I have used this space to decry our shortcomings because we retain and still use capital punishment. This past Sunday, however, marked the 10th anniversary of a high point in our shared history. On March 1, 2005 Read more
The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty is excited to be partnering with reporter Bailey Elise McBride. In a series of compelling tweets, Bailey broke the news about Oklahoma’s botched execution of Clayton Lockett last year, and helped to draw national and international attention to the serious Read more
This January 15th, the day of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth, should be a time to remember, celebrate and carry on his tireless fight for justice and racial equality. However the state of Oklahoma and the state of Florida are taking this day to execute two of their citizens. We are outraged that Charles Read more