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Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty is an Alabama death row prisoner founded and run organization, established in 1989.

Our mission is to work together with friends and other supporters to educate the public and to bring about the abolition of the death penalty in Alabama.

Alabama's Use of Death Penalty Draws Criticism, EJI

Jan
01

Alabama’s Use of Death Penalty Draws Criticism
December 31, 2011


New reports show that death sentences across the nation dropped dramatically in 2011. Executions also continued to decline. And in many states there is a growing discomfort with the death penalty as evidence continues to emerge about its high cost and unreliable imposition. Alabama, in contrast, continues to impose death sentences and carry out executions at a high rate.

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Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 12.28.11

Dec
30

Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison


After the weekly update on death penalty news,(fortunately not too much of that during this season), bookkeeping and writing of Thank yous for donations received, it was time for the Christmas/New Year party.

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Alabama is near the top in imposing, conducting the death penalty

Dec
30

Alabama is near the top in imposing, conducting the death penalty
Published: Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 7:00 AM
By Eric Velasco -- The Birmingham News 


BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Alabama ranks second in the nation for the number of executions it conducted in 2011 and is tied for third in death sentences imposed this year, statistics compiled by the Death Penalty Information Center show.

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OUR VIEW: Alabama this year went against the national trend of fewer executions, even thought the state's system of capital punishment leaves much to be desired

Dec
30

OUR VIEW: Alabama this year went against the national trend of fewer executions, even though the state's system of capital punishment leaves much to be desired
Published: Tuesday, December 27, 2011, 5:45 AM
 By Birmingham News editorial board The Birmingham News
 


Bucking a national trend rarely lands Alabama's elected officials in trouble with the electorate. In fact, many claim not being like New York, or California, or Texas, or any other state, as a badge of honor.

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European Commission - Press release

Dec
30

European Commission - Press release


Commission extends control over goods which could be used for capital punishment or torture

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Weekly Board Meeting at Holman Prison 12.21.11

Dec
30

Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison


The Board meeting was delayed, however when it took place topics for discussion were the European Commission Press Release and the overturning of Magwood's death sentence. Could it be that Santa is trying to come to Holman after all? Of course we are all encouraged by both of these pieces of news, but have just one additional request for Santa: Could you please bring us Justice here in Alabama, so that Esther can stop saying: "And then there is Alabama."

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Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman 12.14.11

Dec
30

Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison

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Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 12.7.11

Dec
07

Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison


We welcomed one of our valued board members back who had just gotten off single walk.

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Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 11.30.11

Dec
03

The men were very interested to learn about the latest development with the lethal injection drug in Nebraska and wondered whether the middle man who had diverted the drug could be sued by the company.(see below) As always, we questioned the source of Alabama's lethal injection drugs.


One of the Board members was pleased to report that EJI has taken on his appeals. As Alabama is the only state, which does not provide postconviction legal assistance finding pro-bono representation is a huge issue for the men.


See you next week! Esther

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