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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.

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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Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 09.28.11

Sep
28

Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison
We are all trying to process Derrick's execution the best we can and do not understand why the Governor did not listen to Judge Little's request to commute Derrick's sentence. A copy of Judge Little's letter has been posted on the bulletin board at Holman. We are in mourning and supporting each other the best we can. I did share the outcome of the poll. See you next week! Esther

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Spring Hill profs join death penalty protest. More than 160 theologians sign petition

Sep
27

Spring Hill profs join death penalty protest
More than 160 theologians sign petition


 
Updated: Monday, 26 Sep 2011, 8:34 PM CDT
Published : Monday, 26 Sep 2011, 8:19 PM CDT
Bob Grip


MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Two Spring Hill College theology professors sign a petition calling for an end to the death penalty.

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John Wright Jr. letter to the Editor

Sep
27

YOUR VIEW: If executions deter crime, televise them
Published: Sunday, September 25, 2011, 5:24 AM
 By Letters from our readers The Birmingham News
 
I agree wholeheartedly with the late Albert Camus that capital punishment is the greatest example of premeditated murder.

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http://blog.al.com/jkennedy/2011/09/joey_kennedy_how_many_innocent.html

Sep
26

Please vote NO in this poll in the Birmingham News!

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