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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.

Oplika Auburn News, Selma senator wants to abolish death penalty

Jan
08

Selma senator wants to abolish death penalty
By William White



A state senator from Selma says he plans to introduce a bill to abolish the death penalty in Alabama during the upcoming regular session of the Legislature.


 “I call it murder when the state of Alabama makes the deliberate decision to kill a person,” said Sen. Henry “Hank” Sanders (D-Selma).

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Senator Hank Sanders announces he will file Abolition bill in addition to other death penalty related bills

Jan
08

                                                         PRESS RELEASE


                                  PROJECT HOPE TO ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY         

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Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman 1.4.12.

Jan
04

There was lots of positive news to discuss today ranging from the Alabama Journey of Hope to several articles in the Birmingham News and the Guardian in the U.K., which all highlighted the problems with the application of the death penalty in Alabama. Also discussed were developments in CA and in Texas where a judge ruled that state's death penalty unconstitutional.

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Alabama Attorney Richard Jaffe questions the death penalty in "Quest for Justice: Defending the Damned"

Jan
04

 
Lawyer Richard Jaffe questions the death penalty in 'Quest for Justice: Defending the Damned'
Published: Wednesday, January 04, 2012, 8:30 AM
 By Patrick Hickerson, The Birmingham News 
 

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The Guardian, U.K. The racial bias of the US death penalty.

Jan
03

The racial bias of the US death penalty. What does it mean that just a handful of counties, mostly in the South, are responsible for the majority of executions in the US?
 


David A Love
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 3 January 2012  

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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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