Press Release: Conservatives Bring Death Penalty Concerns Back to CPAC

CONSERVATIVES BRING DEATH PENALTY CONCERNS BACK TO CPAC GROUP CATAPULTED TO NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT IN ITS FIRST YEAR February 28, 2014 – Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty will return to CPAC (March 6-8, National Harbor, MD) as national support for the death penalty reaches a 40-year low. Republican lawmakers across the country have been taking […]

Maryland House unanimously passes ‘Programs for Homicide Survivors’!

Today, families left behind after murder are one step closer to getting the services they need to rebuild their lives. read more Source: Equal Justice USA

Things you can do in the “off year”

Just because the Montana Legislature is not in session this year does not mean our work stops. There is still a lot that needs to be done to help create safe and just alternatives to the death penalty, and we need your help! Here are a few easy things you can do: Do you have […]

How to talk to legislative candidates about why you support abolition

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Believe it or not, election season is already upon us. You may have already had a candidate for the legislature come to your door to ask  for your support and to talk to you about the issues that are most important to him or her. So, how do you broach the topic of the death […]

All Victims Deserve Dignity and Respect

The Colorado Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty has been working to support the family of Eric Autobee whose murder was likely preventable. He was killed while at work as a prison guard by a mentally ill prisoner in plain view of a control station that was unstaffed. Bob Autobee, Eric’s father, and a […]

URGENT: Vote on programs for survivors of homicide coming soon!

Yesterday the Maryland House Judiciary Committee overwhelmingly voted ‘yes’ to support family members of murder victims. read more Source: Equal Justice USA

A Final Farewell to Greg Wilhoit, Who Survived Oklahoma’s Death Row

This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post on 2/19/14 and is re-published here with permission. America’s community of death row survivors bids a farewell to another one of its own. Gregory R. Wilhoit, who had spent five years on Oklahoma’s death row after being wrongfully convicted for the brutal murder of his wife, died […]

CCATDP on the Mike Janocik Show

Source: Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty

Changing the National Narrative

Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty (CCATDP) heads to CPAC in a few weeks with a full head of steam. We’re coming off a number of successful presentations at conservative conferences and events, and conservative media are embracing our message in ever greater numbers. Conservatives Concerned in the media Last week, The Daily Caller, with […]

COSTS: Death Penalty Cases Can Mean Bankruptcy for Small Counties

Click to enlarge County administrators in Washington state say a single death penalty case could cause bankruptcy in their county. Court costs are paid at a county level, meaning a lengthy and expensive death penalty trial can seriously threaten the county’s ability to pay for other priorities. Jim Jones, the former president of the Washington […]