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In Memory of Rubin "Hurricane" CarterRemembering the life and legacy of a renowned boxer, wrongfully convicted person, and tireless advocate.  [Read More]


23rd Annual Awards Dinner Draws Stars, Activists, and ExonereesDPF's 23rd Annual Awards Dinner honored Gov. Martin O'Malley, UN Special Rapporteur Juan Mendez, Actor Peter Sarsgaard, and CAP Executive Director Michael Millman among many others. [Read More]


Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, cast of The Killing and UN human-rights advocate among honorees at upcoming Death Penalty Focus Awards Dinner [Read More]



Parents of Murdered Daughter Speak Out Against the Death PenaltyAs a family, we have always been opposed to the Death Penalty. That belief, however, was theoretical; we never dreamed that our family would be touched by violent crime. On January 10, 2001, our only daughter, Laura, was murdered while home on winter break from college. In the days after Laura was ... [Read More]
1000 Congregations CampaignThe 1000 Congregations Campaign enables congregations of all faiths to engage in dialogue, discernment, education and prayer on 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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