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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 1.25.12

Jan
25

Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman


Among the topics discussed: the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP, Alabama Arise and Witness to Innocence have agreed to collaborate with Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty in 2012 to work towards abolition in Alabama. We are very grateful to all three organizations and welcome Witness to Innocence to Alabama. Actually, Witness to Innocence has already been active in Alabama, still we are grateful to be one of its focus states for 2012.

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U.S. Supreme Court sends much-needed message to Alabama about how it treats poor defendants charged with capital crimes

Jan
23

 
OUR VIEW: U.S. Supreme Court sends much-needed message to Alabama about how it treats poor defendants charged with capital crimes
Published: Monday, January 23, 2012, 5:45 AM
 By Birmingham News editorial board  


The U.S. Supreme Court sent the state of Alabama at least two messages last week when justices ruled against the state in the case of Death Row inmate Cory Maples, who missed a deadline to appeal after his lawyers dropped his case without telling him.

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Forgiveness key in group's fight against death penalty, Anniston Star

Jan
20

Our thanks to Callie Greer, Advisory Board Member and Brandon Fountain, Development Officer

Forgiveness key in group’s fight against death penalty

Jan 20, 2012 - JACKSONVILLE - There are some images that Bill Pelke can’t erase from his memory.

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Weekly Board Meeting at Holman 1.18.12

Jan
18

Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman


The great Cory Maples news broke during the meeting and of course all were delighted. It was a day of positive news from the commutation in Delaware to the news that Witness to Innocence has chosen Alabama as one of its focal states for 2012. WTI and phadp will be collaborating with the AL State Conference of the NAACP and Alabama Arise in bringing WTI speakers to Alabama.


All this on top of Senator Hank Sanders' announcement of an abolition bill and the Journey of Hope in Alabama! Are we on a roll or what?

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U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of Alabama Death Row inmate Cory Maples

Jan
18

U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of Alabama Death Row inmate Cory Maples


 By Mary Orndorff -- The Birmingham News 


 
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court today said Alabama Death Row inmate Cory Maples should not be blamed because of a paperwork error that caused him to miss a deadline for appealing his death sentence.

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Volume 15 | Issue 4 | Christmas Edition 2011

Jan
14

 

CHRISTMAS IS FOR CHILDREN

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Journey of Hope in Alabama at Auburn

Jan
13

Friends,

As always with any successful event there are many to thank who helped make it so. We thank our wonderful speakers in the order in which they spoke:

Callie Greer, mother of a murder victim, GBM, advisory board member of phadp and a dear, dear friend. Callie, you are extraordinary!

Chief Leon Frazier ret. the first Alabama law enforcement member to sign on to a moratorium and also a special and eloquent friend.

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Message from supporter Tina M. White

Jan
12

There are now 16 states that have abolished the death penalty all together and several others that are presently looking at doing the same thing. In this day and age it is appalling that the courts still use this antiquated idea when so many flaws have been found within this system. It is not only inhuman; but also lacks the cost effectiveness that all of these states proclaim to be attempting to reach.

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OUR VIEW: It's hard to argue with a state senator's logic for why Alabama should abolish the death penalty

Jan
12

 
OUR VIEW: It's hard to argue with a state senator's logic for why Alabama should abolish the death penalty
Published: Thursday, January 12, 2012, 5:45 AM
 By Birmingham News editorial board The Birmingham News
 


(Birmingham News file)State Sen. Hank Sanders (Birmingham News/Michelle Williams).
If executing people really serves as a deterrent to murder, why isn't Alabama sending fewer people to Death Row?

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Weekly Report from the Board meeting at Holman 1.11.12

Jan
11

Weekly Report from the Board meeting at Holman


The Board was given a detailed description of Senator Hank Sander's speech last Sunday and about his history-making announcement that he would be filing an abolition bill, in addition to the moratorium and other bills, which he has filed for more than a decade. The reaction to this news was described as "over the moon." All were in agreement that this was an important step and expressed their appreciation of Senator Hank Sanders.

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