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California's Death Penalty Back on TrialWatch a live stream of oral arguments in the Ernest Jones case Monday. [Read More]


Connecticut Abolishes the Death Penalty and Closes Death RowState's highest court rules the punishment unconstitutional.  [Read More]


Breyer's Powerful Death Penalty DissentRead this column by DPF Vice President Stephen Rohde in the LA Daily Journal. byStephen Rohde [Read More]



Wrongful Conviction, Two Decades in PrisonIn 1992, at 16 years old, Franky was convicted of a drive-by shooting based solely on witness testimony. All six witnesses eventually recanted. [Read More]
Law Enforcement Outreach Project (LEO)This project lifts up the voices of law enforcement and seeks to increase their visibility as opponents of the death penalty.  [Read More]
Mimi Kennedy
Burbank, CA
When the state legislates murder to punish murder, there is no end to the cycle of violence. In our nation, the death penalty has long been an instrument of unequal justice, a temptation to indulge in the worst sins of our national spirit: fear, revenge, racism. Let's abolish it and end the cycle of violence.
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