2013 Year-End Report

DPIC report 2013

Every year, the Death Penalty Information Center publishes a year-end report on the state of the death penalty throughout the United States. The report highlighted the fact that 2013 marked only the second time in nearly two decades that the United States executed less than 40 people.  There were 80 new death sentences in 2013, […]

Changes at the Montana Abolition Coalition

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Happy 2014! The New Year brings many changes to the Abolition Coalition. We are thrilled with the work and challenges ahead and look forward to working with all of you to get rid of the death penalty in Montana once and for all. We recently unveiled a new logo for the Coalition. It’s only subtly […]

Resources on the Federal Death Penalty and Boston Marathon Case

On January 30 U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced the government would seek the death penalty in the federal prosecution of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. DPIC has a number of resources about the federal death penalty, including a list of federal death row inmates with descriptions of their cases, information about crimes eligible […]

NEW RESOURCES: Information About Death Sentences in 2013

DPIC recently added a new webpage concerning death sentences in 2013. This resource includes the name, race, and county of sentencing for each of the 80 defendants sentenced to death last year, as well as the names of the leading states and counties. The number of new death sentences handed down was equal to the […]

Victim’s Family Opposed to Death Penalty Meets Resistance from Colorado Prosecutor

The parents of a slain corrections officer in Colorado have asked to testify in opposition to a death sentence for their son’s alleged killer, but prosecutors have challenged their right to intervene. Eric Autobee’s (pictured) parents say that their son “would not have wanted someone killed in his name.” Prosecutors maintain Colorado law only allows […]

Louisiana To Change Lethal Injection Procedure One Week Before Execution

Just one week before the scheduled execution of Christopher Sepulvado, Louisiana announced it is abandoning its attempt to find pentobarbital for its lethal injections and instead will apply a new procedure used only once before in the U.S. The state will adopt the two-drug procedure used by Ohio on January16 to execute Dennis McGuire, an […]

NCADP Launches 90 Million Strong Campaign by Honoring Maryland Elected Officials

On Sunday, January 26, NCADP hosted the 90 Million Strong Campaign kickoff party at the home of Rev. Barry and Joanne Lynn where we honored Governor Martin O’Malley, Senator Jamie Raskin, Senator Lisa Gladden, Delegate Sandy Rosenberg, and Delegate Salima Marriott for their leadership in the fight to repeal the death penalty in Maryland. In […]

Press Release: Conservative Group to Highlight Flaws in America’s Death Penalty, Presenting at Conservatism Outside the Box

By Marc Hyden FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Conservative Group to Highlight Flaws in America’s Death Penalty Presenting at Conservatism Outside the Box News Conference 9am Saturday February 15th at Buford Community Center January 27, 2014 – Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty, a national network of conservatives questioning the alignment of capital punishment with conservative principles, […]

RECOMMENDED LINK: Study Finds Executions Do Little to Heal Victims’ Families

By Emma A new study conducted by researchers in Texas and Minnesota compares families of murder victims in the two states to determine whether or not the death penalty provided a benefit. read more Via: RECOMMENDED LINK: Study Finds Executions Do Little to Heal Victims’ Families

Why You Should Oppose the Death Penalty by Julie Borowski

By Marc Hyden Via: Why You Should Oppose the Death Penalty by Julie Borowski