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90 million Americans believe the death penalty is wrong. We mobilize them to end the death penalty state by state.
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New year, same problems: Keep supporting us by filling out this form and getting informed so we can strengthen the death penalty abolition movement, tackle threats to our cause, and expand efforts to save lives.

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The Risk of Fentanyl Use

The Risk of Fentanyl Use

Across the United States, states utilizing lethal injection as a mode for capital punishment have confronted drug shortages. Read more.

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New Gallup Poll Shows Support for Death Penalty is at its Lowest in 45 Years

New Gallup Poll Shows Support for Death Penalty is at its Lowest in 45 Years Gallup News

Recent Gallup Poll shows only 55% of people support the death penalty while 41% of people oppose it.

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NCADP Celebrates an Evening with its Honorees

NCADP Celebrates an Evening with its Honorees

NCADP held its 41st Awards Reception on October 17th to celebrate extraordinary contributions and achievements in its mission to abolish the death penalty

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Pope Francis Speaks Out Against the Death Penalty

Pope Francis Speaks Out Against the Death Penalty Antoine Mekary/ALETEIA

Pope Francis urged the rejection of the death penalty as "an inhumane measure that humiliates, in any way that is pursued, human dignity"

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Supreme Court Grants Stay on Scheduled Execution

Supreme Court Grants Stay on Scheduled Execution

On Tuesday evening, the Supreme Court granted Keith Tharpe a temporary stay on his scheduled execution.

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Four Decades of NCADP Advocacy: What’s Next?

Four Decades of NCADP Advocacy: What’s Next? Florida Department of Corrections

After 40 years of work, we look to see what is left to be done in individual states.

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Do you believe the death penalty is wrong?

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Anthony Shore

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William Rayford

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Raymond Tibbetts

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Thomas Whitaker

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Doyle Lee Hamm

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Melvin Bonnell

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Alva Campbell, Jr.

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The Execution of the Terminally Ill

The execution of terminally ill inmates reveals the true purpose of capital punishment - retribution. With chronic illness plaguing inmates across the U.S., partly due to restrictions in medical services, and extensive state appeal processes, inmate are aging and increasingly legal leaders and advocate are confronted with the question — is it humane to execute a terminally ill inmate?

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Washington State Bill SB 6052 Introduced to Abolish Death Penalty

Washington State is joining the national fight to abolish the death penalty. Senate bill 6052 was introduced to abolish death penalty for aggravated first degree murder, instead sentencing individuals to life without the possibility of release. This is apart of the states initiative reduce financial and social expenses associated with the death penalty.

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Upcoming Executions February - May 2018

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