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After his release from death row for a crime he did not commit, Tibbs found a sense of purpose and community as an anti-death-penalty activist.

Anti-death penalty posters

As Kimberly McCarthy was put to death—the 500th Texas prisoner executed since 1982—protesters and crime victims alike came to bear witness.

A decade after Illinois Governor George Ryan emptied death row and pardoned four innocent men who were tortured by police under Commander Jon Burge, the city of Chicago has not admitted to its collective crimes.

Troy Davis is one of thousands who face execution for crimes they may not have committed.

Facing a shortage of lethal injection drugs, some death penalty states have begun switching up the drug cocktail used in executions—but is this experimentation legal?

The refusal of the California governor, who built his fame feeding adolescent fantasies of killing, to grant clemency to a former gang leader who tried to dissuade kids from violence only adds to the widening discomfort over the death penalty in America.

The lives and deaths of two prisoners intersected this week--Stanley
Tookie Williams and Richard Williams, flawed men whose political
perspectives and pursuit of personal redemption were inspired by
a radical social consciousness.

The immediate outcome of the Supreme Court's 5-to-4 decision in Roper v.

"Expert testimony" does not mean having a badge or a degree.

Blogs

Is the infamous death penalty finally expiring?

December 30, 2013

For family members of death row prisoners, including those who have been executed, gatherings like the March for Abolition are a critical lifeline, and a link to a desperately needed community.

November 16, 2012

After mourning, fight back by helping these four groups redouble their efforts to abolish capital punishment in the US.

September 22, 2011

Here's my stab at a list of the top ten songs ever written in opposition to capital punishment.

September 20, 2011

Student involvement in the Troy Davis case has been especially strong.

September 20, 2011

Even with just two weeks left, the fight to save Davis' life is winnable.

September 13, 2011

Facing a shortage of lethal injection drugs, some death penalty states have begun switching up the drug cocktail used in executions—but is this experimentation legal?

May 24, 2011

Help prevent a wrongful state execution.

June 16, 2010

As a seven-month national moratorium on executions comes to an end, where does the student movement against the death penalty go?

September 9, 2008