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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.

YOUR VIEW: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley vowed to do no harm, including on death penalty

Apr
10

Published: Sunday, April 10, 2011, 5:37 AM
By Letters from our readers The Birmingham News

I thought that as a physician, Gov. Robert Bentley would view capital punishment differently than previous governors. Surely, as a physician, he would view the death penalty as an inhumane act, or at least as an uncertain one, I thought.

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Alabama prisons plan to amend execution protocol

Apr
02

Alabama prison officials carried out the execution of death row inmate William Glenn Boyd using sodium thiopental as one of the drugs in the lethal injection.

Prison spokesman Brian Corbett said the Department of Corrections has enough of the drug to carry out two more executions that have been requested by the attorney general's office. Sodium thiopental was used in the execution of Boyd Thursday night at Holman Prison in Atmore.

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Welcome to our new Development Officer, Brandon E. Fountain

Apr
01

On behalf of the Chairman, the Board and myself  
I am delighted to welcome Brandon E. Fountain to our organization and family. Brandon will be in charge of Development. We eagerly look forward to working together and feel that Brandon's contribution will be significant.
 

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William Glenn Boyd | 03-31-11

Mar
31

Friends,

We are sad to announce that the State of Alabama took the life of William Glenn Boyd tonight at Holman Prison. Our thoughts and prayers are with Glenn’s family and friends.

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OUR VIEW: Courts should block the execution of William Glenn Boyd, and if they don't, Governor Bentley should.

Mar
30

If someone doesn't intervene, William Glenn Boyd will be executed Thursday for a terrible crime he committed a quarter century ago.

To some, no doubt, putting Boyd to death represents justice and a fitting end to an awful saga. In particular, those who loved Fred and Evelyn Blackmon might welcome Boyd's execution, and we can't blame them for that.

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OUR VIEW: Illinois ended capital punishment; Alabama should at least entertain a temporary break in executions to fix what's seriously wrong with our death penalty.

Mar
15

By Birmingham News editorial board

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn: No more death penalty in his state.

It took Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn two months to make a decision, but in the end, he made an appropriate and momentous choice: Last Wednesday, he signed a law abolishing the death penalty in his state.

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Volume 15 | Issue 1 | January - March 2011

Jan
01

IT IS NOT DONE

Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty is the Alabama death penalty affiliate organization of the NCADP and as such we are one of many state organizations in the country, except that we are not. We are not one of many, we are unique. Our founders were on death row and our present chairman and board are also on death row at Holman Prison.

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Volume 14 | Issue 4 | Christmas Edition 2010

Dec
20

Silent Night

Hearing the opening notes of Silent Night takes many of us instantly back to memories of Christmases long ago. If you are a purist, like me, this song is so special so that it is only to be sung on Christmas Eve with family around the tree. That is my tradition, but of course the message is larger.

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