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Death Penalty Abolition

I Support Bernie Sanders Because He Supports Me

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Michael Shammas

So you ask us: "How dare Bernie run?" You imply: "How dare you, a Democrat, support his run?" My answer, aside from pointing out that this is a democratic election rather than a Democratic coronation, is simple: I support Bernie Sanders because he supports me.

A Tribute to a Prison Warden's Influence on Capital Punishment Abolition

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Diann Rust-Tierney

Today, when I think about Donald Cabana and his powerful testimony against the death penalty and his own brokenness as a result, I am reminded of the story of the cracked pot.

After Maryland, 32 States Left to Go

John Dear | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
John Dear

Maryland's had the death penalty since 1638; that is, until last Thursday when Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed a law abolishing it. You could say that after nearly 400 years, Maryland has finally entered the age of enlightenment.

Why Martin O'Malley Needs to Lead Maryland to Death Penalty Abolition

Amnesty International | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Amnesty International

By Brian Evans, Interim Director of Amnesty International USA's Death Penalty Abolition Campaign Opposing the death penalty is not the political thir...

Killing Killers -- Okay With You?

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

Illinois is a perfect microcosm of our decade's long national debate and flip-flop on the death penalty. Should the United States be in the business of killing killers?