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The Annual Fast & Vigil in Washington, DC June 29th - July 2nd

The Annual Fast & Vigil in Washington, DC June 29th - July 2nd www.abolition.org

For these four days, death penalty abolitionists from around the country will gather at the steps of the Supreme Court to call for an end to capital punishment in the United States.

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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?

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The Annual Fast & Vigil in Washington, DC June 29th - July 2nd

For these four days, death penalty abolitionists from around the country will gather at the steps of the Supreme Court to call for an end to capital punishment in the United States.

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U.S. Supreme Court Grants Review in Buck v. Stephens

On, Monday, June 6, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that it would review the case of Buck v. Stephens—a case involving Duane Buck, a Texas man who was sentenced to death after his own lawyer inexplicably introduced an expert who testified that he would pose a future danger to society if only sentenced to life imprisonment (and the fact that he was black only increased that likelihood).

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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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