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Information related to the ongoing campaign to establish a moratorium halting the use of the death penalty in Alabama, with the ultimate goal of the abolition of the capital punishment system permanently.

Moratorium 101 Sticky

May
23

A moratorium would halt executions for 3 years to allow for an impartial study to be conducted into the fairness of the application of the death penalty. A moratorium would not include releasing prisoners from prison, nor would it interfere with the judicial system's ability to operate. 

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Moratorium Talking Points Sticky

Jan
01





1. Halt executions for 3 years while an impartial study is conducted into the fairness of the application of the death penalty. No one will be released!

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Congratulations to our friends in Oregon!

Nov
22

Governor John Kitzhaber just announced that there will be no further executions in Oregon as long as he is governor.

HOORAY!

Article below.

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Birmingham News, Alabama Arise and a three year Moratorium on the Death Penalty

Sep
25

 
Alabama Arise sets agenda toward helping poor
al.com (blog)
A three-year moratorium on the death penalty in Alabama. "Alabama needs to make sure that money and race don't have a role in determining who winds up on death row," Forrister said. Sen. Hank Sanders, D-Selma, for years has sponsored a moratorium bill, ...
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al.com (blog)
 

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Supporting Municipalities

May
23

Alabama City Councils and Counties That Have Called For a Moratorium on Executions:

1. Birmingham, Jefferson Co
2. Leighton, Lawrence Co
3. North Courtland, Lawrence Co
4. Selma, Dallas Co
5. Prichard, Mobile Co

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Moratorium Request Letter | Murder Victims' Family Member

May
23

Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty is grateful to the 33 family members and loved ones of murder victims who have come out in support of a moratorium. We offer a special thanks to Dr. Wilton Bunch, whose article is featured elsewhere on this site. He was the first person to sign the following letter urging our state legislature to enact a moratorium. We at PHADP wish to offer our sincerest thanks to these gracious people.

 

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2011 Regular Session | Moratorium Bills

Mar
01

Bills Sponsored by Senator Hank Sanders's

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2010 Regular Session | Moratorium Bills

May
01

Bills Sponsored by Senator Hank Sanders

None received a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee.


Bill sponsored by Representative Merika Coleman

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