I have always found that mercy

bears richer fruits than strict justice.”

…Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States


[the death penalty is a reflection

of the animal instinct still in human beings”

…Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize winner


i have reached the conviction

that the abolition of the death penalty is desirable. reasons: 1. irreparability in the event of an error in justice; 2. detrimental moral influences [on a society carrying out an execution].”

…Albert Einstein, Nobel Prize winner


The satisfaction of retribution

that the death penalty supplies can never outweigh the danger of unfair or erroneous application as long as it exists.”

…New York Times


an eye for an eye

makes the whole world blind.”

…Mahatma Gandhi


what you do to those men,

you do to God.”

…Mother Teresa, To a California Death Row guard in 1987


capital punishment is

society’s final assertion that it will not forgive.”

…Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


people who were fully informed

as to the purposes of the death penalty and it’s liabilities would find the penalty shocking, unjust, and unacceptable.”

… Thurgood Marshall, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice


whenever any American Life

is taken by another unnecessarily – whether it is done in the name of the law or in defiance of the law… in an attack of violence or in response to violence – the whole nation is degraded.”

…Robert F. Kennedy


my brother was a man of love and

sentiment and compassion. he would not have wanted his death to be cause for the taking of another life.”

…Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy on Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination by Sirhan Sirhan


Latest News


Botched executions, secret drugs: 60 Minutes takes a look at lethal injection.

“The Death penalty is barbaric…If we’re not willing to face up to the cruelty, we ought not to be doing it.” 60 Minutes takes an in-depth look at the issues surrounding the problematic practice of lethal injection and the 2 hour long botched execution of Joseph Wood.    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/execution-of-joseph-wood-60-minutes/


BREAKING NEWS: Reggie Clemons conviction and death sentence vacated in Missouri.

BREAKING NEWS Reggie Clemons has always maintained his innocence.The Missouri Supreme Court announced Tuesday its decision to toss out a pair of first-degree murder convictions for death row inmate Reginald Clemons in connection to a 1991 double-homicide. Clemons, who had been on death row for nearly 20 years, was one of four people convicted of raping and killing sisters Julie and […]


POLL: Majority of Oklahomans Favor Replacing Death Penalty With Life Without Parole Plus Restitution

A majority of Oklahoma voters favor abolition of the death penalty if it is replaced with a sentence of life without parole plus restitution, according to a new poll commissioned by News 9/News on 6. The survey by the non-partisan SoonerPoll.com found that 52.4% of Oklahomans would support abolition of the death penalty if the […]


Protect the Victims of Crime Act!

Family members of murder victims have been critical partners in our work to end the death penalty. These family members remind us how important it is to support access to quality victims services that help rebuild people’s lives after such an unthinkable tragedy. Funding for those services is under threat.  Every year, Congress sets a […]

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