National Coalition to

Abolish the Death Penalty

90 million Americans believe the death penalty is wrong. We mobilize them to end the death penalty state by state.
Join the Movementnavigateright

Top Features

Donate now to fight the death penalty

Donate now to fight the death penalty

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.

Read Morenavigateright

Top Features

JUNE WEBINAR - In the Executioner’s Shadow

JUNE WEBINAR - In the Executioner’s Shadow

Learn about the experience of the executioner and correctional officers working in the execution chamber, by tuning in to our exclusive viewing of the In the Executioners Shadow, and a discussion with the co-directors.

Read Morenavigateright

Top Features

MAY WEBINAR—The Last Day of Justice

MAY WEBINAR—The Last Day of Justice

Join a discussion about the intersections of capital punishment, veterans, mental illness, and race, prompted by the film The Last Day of Freedom. May 17th, 12PM EST

Read Morenavigateright

Top Features

Interview with Richard Stack and Maggie Stogner

Interview with Richard Stack and Maggie Stogner

Read more about American University professors Maggie Stogner and Richard Stack and their new film.

Read Morenavigateright

Top Features

NCADP March Webinar - The Root of the Problem

NCADP March Webinar - The Root of the Problem

In March, NCADP had the pleasure to host David Harris and Andrea James at our March Webinar. Both innovators in social justice and reformers of our criminal justice system discussed how to confront the roots of our unsustainable criminal justice system. David emphasized the case for community justice, the necessity of community political capital, and the distribution of resources across systems, like education. His scholarship reframes criminal justice to focusing on healing and justice for communities. Andrea, the Founder and Executive Director of the National Council For Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls and the Families for Justice as Healing, provided an application of theory to practice, describing the community work she practices daily. To view the March Webinar use the following link: https://events.genndi.com/replay/169105139238473655/27ab8aa89d/0/0

Read Morenavigateright

Top Features

NCADP MARCH WEBINAR

NCADP MARCH WEBINAR

Join us in discussing the root of criminality and the efforts made across the United States to build safer, healthier communities.

Read Morenavigateright

Top Features

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.

Read Morenavigateright

Top Features

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.

Read Morenavigateright

Top Features

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

Read Morenavigateright

Top Features

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"

Read Morenavigateright

Top Features

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.

Read Morenavigateright

Top Features

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.

Read Morenavigateright

Top Features

Do you believe the death penalty is wrong?

Do you believe the death penalty is wrong?

Add your voice to the millions of people speaking out about why the death penalty should end.

Read Morenavigateright

Abolishing the Death Penalty

State by State

  • A
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
  • J
  • K
  • M
  • N
  • O
  • P
  • Q
  • R
  • S
  • T
  • U
  • V
  • W
  • X
  • Y
  • Z
  • a
  • b
  • c
  • d
  • e
  • f
  • g
  • h
  • i
  • j
  • k
  • l
  • m
  • n
  • o
  • p
  • q
  • r
  • s
  • t
  • u
  • v
  • w
  • x
  • y
Interactive Mapnavigateright

Become a Torchbearer

Pledge a monthly giftnavigateright

Execution Alerts

Sign-up for executions alertsnavigateright
Selected Reading

Selected Reading

Find a booknavigateright
Join the 90 Million Strong Against the Death Penalty

Join the 90 Million Strong Against the Death Penalty

Take the Pledge Todaynavigateright

Scheduled Executions

Jan 18

Anthony Shore

Texas

Take Actionnavigateright
EXECUTED
Jan 30

William Rayford

Texas

Take Actionnavigateright
EXECUTED
Feb 13

Raymond Tibbetts

Take Actionnavigateright
Feb 22

Thomas Whitaker

Take Actionnavigateright
Feb 22

Doyle Lee Hamm

Take Actionnavigateright
Apr 11

Melvin Bonnell

Ohio

Take Actionnavigateright
Jun 05

Alva Campbell, Jr.

Ohio

Take Actionnavigateright
See all scheduled executionsnavigateright

California News Media Demanding Accountability — Suing State for Public Information of Executions

Lethal injection drug shortages resulting from conflicts between the pharmaceutical companies and correctional institutions have led to individuals on death row at risk for experiencing ineffective executions— potentially infringing on their 8th Amendment rights, protecting them form cruel and unusual punishment. News media in California is now demanding transparency by suing the state.

Read Morenavigateright

Interview with Maggie Stogner and Richard Stack

Read Morenavigateright

Documentary Film for Fostering Advocacy

Starting with documentary film, The Penalty, NCADP has kicked off its three month campaign of using documentary film to cultivate sustainable advocacy across our network of abolition advocates. We will be using our monthly webinar, Justice Powered By Information, as the platform for this series.

Read Morenavigateright
See more blog postsnavigateright