PUBLIC OPINION: Support for Death Penalty At Its Lowest in 40 Years

By edeleon (Click to enlarge) A recent Gallup poll found the lowest level of support for the death penalty in America since 1972. Gallup’s October poll measured Americans’ abstract support at 60%, a 20-percentage point decline from 1994, when 80% of respondents were in favor of the death penalty for those convicted of murder. Support […]

Reginald Griffin is exonerated after spending nearly three decades on death row

By Emma Reginald Griffin just became the nation’s 143rd person to be exonerated from death row. read more Via: Reginald Griffin is exonerated after spending nearly three decades on death row

Want to hear something really scary?

By Emma Today is Halloween. read more Via: Want to hear something really scary?

Build the Repeal-splosion!

By Emma Today is Halloween. read more Via: Build the Repeal-splosion!

Gallup Poll: Support for the Death Penalty at 40-Year Low

A recently released Gallup poll shows that support for the death penalty is the lowest that it has been in 40 years. Opposition for the death penalty stands at 35%, and 40% of respondents believe the death penalty is applied unfairly. A different national poll, conducted in 2010, found only 33% of respondents believed that […]

INNOCENCE: Another Exoneration from Death Row–Reginald Griffin of Missouri

By aholsinger Reginald Griffin, a former death row inmate from Missouri, became the 143rd person in the U.S. to be exonerated and freed from death row since 1973, after the state dismissed all charges related to his death sentence on October 25. Griffin had been sentenced to death for the murder of a fellow inmate […]

STUDIES: Prosecutorial Misconduct in Death Penalty Cases

By edeleon In a four-part series on the conduct of prosecutors in capital cases, The Arizona Republic examined allegations by appellate attorneys that prosecutorial misconduct occurred in nearly half of the state’s capital cases since 2002. The study found that nearly half of the allegations were validated by the Arizona Supreme Court, though only two […]

A Tribute to a Prison Warden’s Influence on Capital Punishment Abolition

This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post (10/24/13). Donald Cabana, a former Mississippi prison warden who presided over executions, was not the usual ally for me and the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. But Donald Cabana loathed the death penalty. As I mark his passing and celebrate his life, he died this […]

Book Review: Exile and Embrace

In his book Exile and Embrace: Contemporary Religious Discourse on the Death Penalty, Anthony Santoro presents a thorough intellectual review of religious debates on the death penalty. He examines this debate in different contexts – doctrinal statements, congregational study discussions, political campaign rhetoric, and the writings of and interviews with death row chaplains. In this […]

RECOMMENDED LINK: The Government Can’t be Trusted With the Death Penalty

By Emma EJUSA’s Conservatives Concerned About the Death penalty’s national advocacy coordinator, Marc Hyden, zeroes in on Texas’ death penalty in a recent read more Via: RECOMMENDED LINK: The Government Can’t be Trusted With the Death Penalty