Category Archives: Death Penalty

Send Some Love to Governor Wolf on Valentine’s Day for His Death Penalty Moratorium

From Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (http://www.pa-abolitionists.org/): February 13th marks the one-year anniversary of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s declaration of a moratorium on executions. Let’s show him some love for Valentine’s Day! It’s quick, easy and important. Here’s … Continue reading

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Internships—Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Interns play a key role in our organization and are given responsibility accordingly, working on substantial projects and products. Internships are unpaid, but we will provide supervision for academic credit. This is a great opportunity for hands-on, practical experience and … Continue reading

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The Death Penalty Endgame

By the New York Times Editorial Board January 16, 2016 How does the death penalty in America end? For decades that has been an abstract question. Now there may be an answer in the case of Shonda Walter, a 36-year-old black woman … Continue reading

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Death Penalty Receives Another Blow, This Time In Pennsylvania

From Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (http://www.pa-abolitionists.org/): Posted at http://abovethelaw.com/2016/01/death-penalty-receives-another-blow-this-time-in-pennsylvania/ By Sam Wright The death penalty has come under fire recently in state courts. Now a recent case out of Pennsylvania highlights a possible role for state executives … Continue reading

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Use of Death Penalty Has Declined by Every Measure

From Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (http://www.pa-abolitionists.org/): In 2015, by every measure – public opinion, death sentences, and executions – the use of the death penalty has declined. Here are just a few of the highlights: In February, … Continue reading

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Who Killed the Death Penalty?

The Economist Many suspects are implicated in capital punishment’s ongoing demise. But one stands out December 19, 2015 EXHIBIT A is the corpses. Or rather, the curious paucity of them: like the dog that didn’t bark in Sherlock Holmes, the … Continue reading

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Death Penalty Declines by Every Measure Across U.S.

From Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (http://www.pa-abolitionists.org/): (York PA) By every measure – public opinion, death sentences, and executions – the death penalty declined in 2015. Pennsylvania was among the 44 states that did not conduct any executions, … Continue reading

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Scholarship Opportunity—Legislative Initiative Against the Death Penalty—Deadline February 1, 2016

The Legislative Initiative Against the Death Penalty announces the Pauline Underwood Memorial Writing contest for members of the high school class of 2016. The first prize is $1,000, with one honors recipient receiving $500. All student authors will receive a … Continue reading

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Death Penalty Opponents Split Over Taking Issue to Supreme Court

New York Times By Adam Liptak, NOV. 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — In the long legal struggle against the death penalty, the future has in some ways never looked brighter. In a passionate dissent in June, Justice Stephen G. Breyer invited a major challenge to the … Continue reading

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Time to Kill the Death Penalty

Saturday, 29 August 2015 00:00 By Bernie Horn, Campaign for America’s Future | Op-Ed   Opponents of the death penalty pray outside San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, on January 18, 2004. The state imposed a moratorium on capital punishment in … Continue reading

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