I have always found that mercy

bears richer fruits than strict justice.”

…Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States

slide8

[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

slide10

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

slide7

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

slide6

an eye for an eye

makes the whole world blind.”

…Mahatma Gandhi

slide5

what you do to those men,

you do to God.”

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

slide4

capital punishment is

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

…Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

slide3

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

slide2

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

slide1

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

slide9

Latest News

55b2932ddad49.image

Arkansas Court Puts Lethal Injection Ruling on Hold, Blocking Executions Pending U.S. Supreme Court Review

On July 21, a divided Arkansas Supreme Court voted 4-3 to deny a request by state death row prisoners to reconsider its recent decision upholding Arkansas’ lethal injection protocol and secrecy law, but in another 4-3 vote, the court issued an order staying the mandate, delaying the decision from taking effect until the U.S. Supreme […]

We are hiring!

Job Opening at the Montana Abolition Coalition

Conservative Organizer – 2016-2017 The Montana Abolition Coalition is a collaboration of organizations and individuals that value justice and are committed to repealing Montana’s death penalty. The Coalition continues to successfully bring together a wide range of people from across the political spectrum for a common cause. While this diverse group may disagree on a number […]

Lake photo

Why Protecting the Innocent From a Death Sentence Isn’t Enough

by I. Beverly Lake Jr., Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina Huffington Post, 05/18/2016 I’ve always been known as a tough-on-crime, pro-law enforcement individual, and I still am. During my years as a North Carolina State Senator, I vigorously advocated for the death penalty. As a superior court judge, I presided over trials […]

map

Death penalty support is no longer a given in red states

By Amber Phillips, Washington Post, May 18 at 8:30 AM Almost exactly a year ago, we watched Nebraska become the first Republican-controlled state in more than 40 years to abolish the death penalty. At the time, we wondered this: Are conservatives starting to eschew the death penalty? A year later, we have more of an […]

Take Action!

Help us further the goal of ending Montana’s death penalty. Make a secure donation online:

With your membership donation, you will receive a special gift and be invited to our annual meeting's members-only event.

Subscribe!

Sign up for news and updates!