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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 11.23.11

Nov
23

Today the following motion was made, seconded and approved by all present:


MOTION


The Board of Project Hope respectfully suggests that Governor Kitzhaber of OR and Governor Bentley of Al switch states. We believe that not only could AL greatly benefit from the leadership of a Governor who pronounced the death penalty morally wrong and unjustly administered, but it would save our governor from being repeatedly put in the position of making choices, which one would hope he too would come to regret.

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Congratulations to our friends in Oregon!

Nov
22

Governor John Kitzhaber just announced that there will be no further executions in Oregon as long as he is governor.

HOORAY!

Article below.

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Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 11.16.11

Nov
16

We discussed the article by the Times of London, the second major British newspaper,(the other was the Guardian) to mention us!

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Times of London, Kaya Burgess

Nov
16
Times of London, Nov 7th 2011
Kaya Burgess
 
If You Make a Mistake There's No Turning Back
 
 
and if you read all the way to the end, you will see a quote by yours truly and here it is:
 
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Mobile Press, Luther Strange, Alabama Prisons Face Tough Choices

Nov
13

Luther Strange's recommendation that one way of appearing tough on crime while dealing with prison overcrowding is to execute death row inmates faster brings two questions to mind: 1) is he suggesting that death row prisoners be denied their constitutional right to appeals? 2) As in Alabama there is no delay between a death row prisoner's denial of his final appeal and the A.G.'s Office requesting an execution date from the Alabama Supreme Court what is he talking about? Surely not Alabama?

(MOBILE) PRESS-REGISTER - Luther Strange: Alabama prisons face 'tough choices.'

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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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