It risks executing an innocent person. It diverts precious government resources from proven crime-prevention programs. It puts victims’ families through years of extra trials and agony.
Opponents to the death penalty have been stating many reasons, for many years, why the death penalty should be removed from our judicial system.
Some excellent news from Maryland this month; that state's legislature voted for a bill to repeal the death penalty. Governor Martin O'Malley led the way, sponsoring the bill and ple
By Brynn Smith, Safe and Just Alternatives Outreach Coordinator
By Brynn Smith
SJA Outreach Coordinator
Recently, a group of community organizations released Facing Race, a report that a
Yesterday, California voters narrowly rejected Proposition 34, a ballot measure to replace the death penalty with a sentence of life without parole.
“There are those of us who will not give up until the death penalty has ended, until this country is about saving lives and not killing people and throwing them away for ma
At the age of 16, my boyfriend Jason Baldwin faced the death penalty for a crime he did not commit. Twice offered leniency in exchange for testifying against his best friend, Jason – w