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
By Ron Keine, Witness to Innocence It is Christmas time on the row. At night I can hear the muffled sounds of a grown man crying in his pillow. His trusty pillow which is his only safe confidant as emotions are seen as weakness in prison and can even get you killed. Everywhere in the […]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
(Washington, D.C.) The use of the death penalty in the U.S. declined by virtually every measure in 2015. The 28 executions this year marked the lowest number since 1991, according to a report released today by the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC).Read more
With a new report showing that use of the death penalty is down and 30 states have now abolished capital punishment in law or in practice, the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Executive Director Diann Rust-Tierney released the following statementRead more
The National Association of Evangelicals recently issued a new resolution on capital punishment recognizing Christians who work to abolish the death penalty. The new statement is not a call to abolish the death penalty altogether but it flags both social and theological concerns and affirms the growing movement of Read more
Minutes before he was scheduled to be executed, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin granted Richard Glossip a last minute 37 day stay of execution due to new questions regarding Oklahoma’s lethal injection drugs. BuzzFeed reports: “Fallin said the stay was to address legal questions raised today about Oklahoma’s Read more