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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.

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OUR View: The U.S. Supreme Court shouldn't allow an Alabama Death Row inmate to be executed without federal review of his case

Oct
05

 
OUR VIEW: The U.S. Supreme Court shouldn't allow an Alabama Death Row inmate to be executed without federal review of his case
Published: Tuesday, October 04, 2011, 5:45 AM
 By Birmingham News editorial board The Birmingham News
 
Does the U.S. Supreme Court value life, albeit a deeply flawed one, as much as it does a piece of property?


That, in a manner of speaking, is at the crux of a case involving a Death Row inmate from Alabama that the high court will hear today.

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A Dreadful Missed Deadline

Oct
04

Alabama is a step from executing Cory Maples for a reason so grievously wrong that the case argued Tuesday at the Supreme Court should leave no doubt why the death penalty should be abolished. Besides being barbaric, case after case is rife with constitutional defects.

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Wall Street Journal, Law Firm error imperils Alabama death row inmate

Oct
04

Wall Street Journal
Associated Press


WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is hearing the case of an Alabama death row inmate who missed a court deadline because two lawyers at a venerable New York firm handling his appeal moved on to other jobs and a court notice was returned to sender, address unknown.


State and federal courts upheld Cory Maples' death sentence and relied on the missed deadline to refuse to consider his claims that he received inadequate representation, dating back to his trial on charges he gunned down two friends in 1995.

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Attorney Sherryl Snodgrass Caffey, Legal Redress Chair of the AL State Conference of the NAACP

Oct
04

While I am happy that the United States Supreme Court has decided to review Mr. Maples' case, and hopefully clean up our mess, I do not understand why our State is deferring its MAILROOM ERROR to the United States Supreme Court instead of correcting its own error - - particularly in light of the fact that this error could result in the loss of a life. Yet, If this were a civil action seeking monetary damages, Maples would have a bona fide State negligence claim and injunctive relief!!!


Sherryl Snodgrass Caffey

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Cory Maples' case gets U.S. Supreme Court Hearing

Oct
02

Cory Maples' 'mailroom error' case gets U.S. Supreme Court hearing
Published: Sunday, October 02, 2011, 7:00 AM
 By Mary Orndorff -- The Birmingham News The Birmingham News
 


WASHINGTON -- The Alabama Death Row inmate who lost his chance to appeal because of misdirected paperwork becomes the focal point Tuesday of a national debate over whether states are providing adequate legal aid to the condemned after their conviction.

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Rev. Tom Duley to the Governor, Not in my Name!

Oct
01

September 30, 2011
The Honorable Governor Robert Bentley
State Capitol N 104
11 S. Union St. # 600
Montgomery, AL 36130-2751


Dear Governor Bentley,

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A Journey of Hope in Alabama

Sep
30


A Journey of Hope in Alabama

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