National Coalition to

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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#NEWS: Nebraska Abolishes the Death Penalty

#NEWS: Nebraska Abolishes the Death Penalty

Nebraska legislators have successfully overridden the Governor's veto and abolished the death penalty in the state.

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How America’s Death Penalty Ends

How America’s Death Penalty Ends

Austin Sarat, author of Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America’s Death Penalty, reviews the state of the death penalty in U.S.

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Meet the Challenge: Make a new gift and maximize your impact

Meet the Challenge: Make a new gift and maximize your impact

All new gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar, hastening the day when the death penalty will be abolished in the United States.

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Torchbearer Spotlight: Zann Carter

Torchbearer Spotlight: Zann Carter

"...I believe that we cannot make progress towards a peaceful, non-violent society unless we stop state killing."

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#NEWS: The Execution of Clayton Lockett

#NEWS: The Execution of Clayton Lockett

The Atlantic offers a detailed look at the horrific 2014 execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma.

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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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Scheduled Executions

May 12

Derrick Charles

Texas

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EXECUTED
May 12

Kimber Edwards

Missouri

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STAYED
Jun 03

Lester Bower

Texas

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Jun 09

Richard Strong

Missouri

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Jun 18

Gregory Russeau

Texas

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How America’s Death Penalty Ends

Austin Sarat, author of Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America’s Death Penalty, reviews the state of the death penalty in U.S.

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#NEWS: Nebraska Abolishes the Death Penalty

Nebraska legislators have successfully overridden the Governor's veto and abolished the death penalty in the state.

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A Sacrifice for the Monkey God

Darren Raleigh, a Torchbearer of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, offers his case for abolition after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev receives a federal death sentence.

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