DPIC Added to Giving Library

By aholsinger The Death Penalty Information Center was recently added to the Giving Library, a website that connects donors to nonprofit organizations through online videos. In DPIC’s video, Executive Director Richard Dieter describes DPIC’s mission of educating the public about capital punishment, saying, “We believe that a well-informed, balanced discussion on the death penalty is […]

Counties with Large Death Rows Often Correlates With Prosecutorial Misconduct

By aholsinger Radley Balko, writing in the Huffington Post, has examined more closely some of the counties identified in DPIC’s recent report, The 2% Death Penalty, as using the death penalty the most. Balko found that many of those high-use counties have a pattern of prosecutorial misconduct and other problems. For example, Philadelphia County has […]

NEW VOICES: Head County Prosecutor Advocates Ending Death Penalty in Ohio

By edeleon Julia Bates has been the lead prosecutor in Lucas County, Ohio, since 1997. Although committed to following the law, she also believes it is time to repeal capital punishment in the state. She said death penalty cases are “torturous” for those involved, including judges, jurors, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and victims’ families, who are […]

Farewell Friend

We mourn the passing of Delbert Tibbs, a death penalty abolition activist deeply committed to peace and racial justice. He died on Saturday, November 23, 2013. Delbert was on a spiritual journey, walking across the country when he was wrongfully convicted in Florida of murder and rape in 1974. He was sentenced to death by […]

Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty on the American Maverick Show with Flint Engleman

By Marc Hyden Via: Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty on the American Maverick Show with Flint Engleman

27 Evangelical leaders call for a new fair sentencing hearing for death row prisoner Duane Buck

By Marc Hyden Dear District Attorney Anderson, We are 27 Evangelical Christians from across Texas and the United States, and we write to respectfully request that you support a new, fair sentencing hearing for death row prisoner Duane Buck. Although opinions on the death penalty vary within each of our churches, we are strongly united […]

For Texas’ Sake Take the Pledge

By Emma For many repeal supporters, the real prize is Texas. read more Via: For Texas’ Sake Take the Pledge

Alabama Pardons Scottsboro Boys–Former Death Row Inmates

By aholsinger On November 21, the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles unanimously voted to posthumously pardon Charles Weems, Andy Wright, and Haywood Patterson, three of the nine “Scottsboro Boys,” a group of black teenagers who were convicted in 1931 of raping two white women. Eight of the nine defendants, including the three who were […]

Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty’s Marc Hyden on the Colorado Conservative 560 AM KLZ

By Marc Hyden Via: Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty’s Marc Hyden on the Colorado Conservative 560 AM KLZ

NEW VOICES: Deputy Editor Dissents from Toledo Blade’s Support for Death Penalty

By aholsinger Jeff Gerritt is the Deputy Editor of the Toledo Blade, a paper which has supported Ohio‘s death penalty for years. Disagreeing with the paper’s Editor, Gerritt called for repeal of the death penalty in the state, noting the risk of executing the innocent, “Wrongly convicting anyone constitutes a horrible injustice, but executing the […]