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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.

WEEKLY REPORT FROM THE BOARD MEETING AT HOLMAN PRISON 11-09-11

Nov
09

Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison


We discussed the article in the Japan Times Online on the execution of the mentally ill, which highlighted the most recent execution in our state, Christopher Johnson. It is obvious that most of the rest of the world is horrified by our actions and questions our concept of justice.


We were pleased to hear that Hank Skinner received a stay, even as we remembered Darrell Grayson who was denied DNA testing.

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Crime in America: Execution of the Mentally Ill

Nov
07

     
  The Japan Times Crime in America: execution of the mentally ill


By CESAR CHELALA


NEW YORK — Christopher Johnson's execution by the State of Alabama creates serious doubts about the justice of a measure that is widely criticized by human rights advocates throughout the world. According to the group Equal Justice Initiative, the Alabama Supreme Court planned the execution without even engaging in a meaningful review of the case.

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Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 11.02.11

Nov
02

Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison

One can always count on Board members to come up with creative ideas on how to get the word out. The latest, and one which, I told them, I fully support is to order T-shirts with our new logo. They already have excellent ideas on distribution. They told me that they still have some work to do on this, but wanted to make sure they had my support.... It is inititatives like that, which tell the world that we are a life row and not a death row.

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Southeast Alabama Gazette, H. Hamm, Governor Robert Bentley and the Death Penalty

Oct
29

 


 We forward the following article by Mr. Hamm with our appreciation and gratitude for continuing to lift up this issue and often publishing our news in the Southeast Alabama Gazette. ( Antoinette Bosco’s article, our press release are examples). As a murder victim family member Mr. Hamm’s voice should be shouted from the roof tops of Alabama!


 


 


 


 


 


From the front page of the Southeast Alabama Gazette


 Governor Robert Bentley and the Death Penalty:


By Hillard Hamm

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PRESS RELEASE: Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty Receives Grant Award

Oct
24

                                                       PRESS RELEASE


 PROJECT HOPE TO ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY          RESIST CONTACT:

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Christopher T. Johnson, 10.20.11

Oct
20

Friends,

We are sad to announce that the State of Alabama took the life of Christopher T. Johnson tonight at Holman Prison. Our thoughts and prayers are with Christopher Johnson’s family members, who are also the murder victim’s family.

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Guardian, U.K.,Johnson is set to die in Holman prison's lethal injection chamber

Oct
20

Guardian, U.K.



Christopher Johnson is set to die in Holman prison's lethal injection chamber


Alabama is scheduled to execute on Thursday evening a prisoner who has voluntarily waived all his rights to an appeal, raising the possibility that the state is about to carry out what amounts to a government-assisted suicide.


 

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Reuters, Alabama set to execute for the 6th time this year!

Oct
20

In a statement issued by Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty, executive director Esther Brown said even though the organization respects Johnson's right to have the death penalty imposed, they questioned his motives.


"We are a prisoner organization and therefore respect a prisoner's wishes. Nevertheless, we question Mr. Johnson's mental stability, which would allow him to make this kind of decision," Brown said.


 


Alabama set to execute man for 2005 death of his infant son
www.reuters.com
 

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