It’s a special weekend in the Ohio effort to abolish the death penalty, with several opportunities for action. Read this news item featuring Sunday’s keynote speaker, Death Penalty Action board member, Rev. Sharon Risher (pictured)! Read Rev. Risher’s plea to not execute the killer of her mother.

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Sunday is World Day Against the Death Penalty

October 10 is World Day Against the Death Penalty. The theme this year is women on death row. Many organizations are hosting on-line events. Here’s a run-down of those we know about, along with registration links:

Sadly, we missed events earlier this week by the Cornell Center on the Death…


I’m in Oklahoma City today. This morning is the clemency hearing for John Grant, scheduled to be the first of seven executions planned in Oklahoma. Last night there was a protest and prayer vigil outside of the Governor’s mansion. …


#JohnRamirez is still scheduled for Texecution at 6pm CDT this evening (Weds — 9/8/2021). At this writing at 11:30am CDT there are no updates or government replies to the motion for a stay in this case on the US Supreme Court Docket. …


Take action NOW to help stop the Texecution of John Ramirez at 6pm CDT tomorrow evening (Weds — 9/8/2021. Because of the Labor Day holiday, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted last week to decline a recommendation for clemency. …


John Ramirez, an honorably discharged US Marine, is scheduled to be executed for crimes committed after his military service on September 8, 2021, the second day of Rosh Hashana. Ramirez is the third honorably discharged US Marine to be scheduled for execution this summer.


If not you, who? If not now, when?

I have unfortunate news.

Just a short while ago, the Oklahoma Pardon & Parole Board created a new policy for what to do when a commutation hearing is set and then an execution date is set in the same case. …


URGENT! Even though it is unclear if the state has a viable means of conducting executions, yesterday, the Oklahoma Attorney General asked the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals to set execution dates for seven individuals starting with John Grant on October 7, 2021 and Julius Jones on October 28, 2021.


Earlier today, we got the e-mails from the bill sponsors, asking for our help.

Senator Durbin and Representative Pressley and their colleagues in the US Senate and the US House of Representatives have sent letters to US Attorney General Merrick Garland, urging him to withdraw notices seeking death sentences in…


Two Honorably Discharged US Marines Among Next to be Executed

Op-Ed by Captain Art Cody, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Mentally ill veterans should not be executed.

Executions in the United States have become relatively rare, so much so that many Americans are unaware when they occur. As an example, there are…

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