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Abolish the Death Penalty

90 million Americans believe the death penalty is wrong. We mobilize them to end the death penalty state by state.
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The Campaigner is Out! Read it Today.

The Campaigner is Out! Read it Today.

We headline the Supreme Court finding in Foster v. Chatman; spotlight 40 years of working to abolish the death penalty with Bob and Rachel Gross and Earl Bender; and provide state death penalty reform updates.

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Four Decades of NCADP Advocacy: What’s Next?

Four Decades of NCADP Advocacy: What’s Next? Florida Department of Corrections

After 40 years of work, we look to see what is left to be done in individual states.

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NEWS: Gov. McAuliffe Decides Virginia Should Not Use the Electric Chair

NEWS: Gov. McAuliffe Decides Virginia Should Not Use the Electric Chair

Rather than turn back to routine use of the electric chair, the Governor made an amendment regarding lethal injection drugs.

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LegalWatch: The Tide is Turning Against the Death Penalty

LegalWatch: The Tide is Turning Against the Death Penalty

Over the past few months we have seen a historic number of efforts to repeal unjust and draconian death penalty laws across the country.

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NCADP Recommends: 2016 Suggested Reading List

NCADP Recommends: 2016 Suggested Reading List

Check out our list of valuable books that discuss capital punishment, the criminal justice system, and social reform.

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Election 2016: All Candidates Positions on the Death Penalty

Election 2016: All Candidates Positions on the Death Penalty Photo credit: usdailyreview.com

Some candidates have announced their opposition to the death penalty, and more have pointed to the numerous problems with it.

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Do you believe the death penalty is wrong?

Do you believe the death penalty is wrong?

Add your voice to the millions of people speaking out about why the death penalty should end.

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Earl Forrest

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Foster v. Chatman, what it is, and what it means

On May 23, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Foster v. Chatman that Timothy Foster established purposeful racial discrimination in the prosecution’s dismissal of two black jurors during jury selection at his trial.

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Four Decades of NCADP Advocacy: What’s Next?

After 40 years of work, we look to see what is left to be done in individual states.

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NEWS: Gov. McAuliffe Decides Virginia Should Not Use the Electric Chair

Rather than turn back to routine use of the electric chair, the Governor made an amendment regarding lethal injection drugs.

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