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May 2012 Alert: Executions This Month, More Evidence of Momentum Towards Abolition, and More

In This Edition: Scheduled Executions Upcoming Events Recent News Announcements Calendar Scheduled Executions May 2: Anthony Bartee May 16: Steven Staley   Thank you to everyone who has taken action to stop tonight’s scheduled execution of Anthony Bartee, who was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1996 murder of David Cook in San Antonio. […]

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Death Penalty Repeal Becomes Law in Connecticut

Today, April 25, 2012, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed into law legislation that ends the use of the death penalty in his state.  Connecticut joins four other states that have abandoned the death penalty in recent years and is the 17th non-death penalty state in the United States.  In the statement released by his office, […]

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What does Connecticut Repeal mean for Texas?

Last week in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, (“Time to End the Death Penalty in Texas,” April 10, 2012), columnist Bob Ray Sanders called on the abolition movement to “gather steam [and] wage an all-out legal assault and awareness campaign to change these barbaric laws one state legislature at a time.”  This call has already been […]

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Connecticut Legislature Abolishes the Death Penalty!

Late last night, April 11, 2012, the Connecticut House of Representatives passed legislation to abolish the death penalty by a vote of 86 to 62.  This followed last week’s Senate passage of the bill by a vote of 20 to 16.  Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy has stated that he will sign the bill into law. Connecticut […]