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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.

--UPDATE-- Jason Williams is scheduled to be executed May 19th 2011 - There is still time to contact Gov. Bentley!

May
17

it is not too late to call or fax the Governor and it is never too late to protest all killing. PHONE 1-334-242-7100 FAX: 1-334-242-3282 Email: http://governor.alabama.gov/contact/contact_form.aspx. Vigil schedules around the State!

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OUR VIEW: A shortage of an execution drug offers as good a reason as any for Alabama to take a break from the death penalty.

May
02

The state of Alabama has no shortage of reasons to stop putting people to death or at least take a break from executions. Now, it can add a shortage of a key lethal injection drug to the lengthy list.

The sedative sodium thiopental has become scarce because its only U.S. manufacturer stopped making it. States that use the death penalty have been scrambling at home and abroad to score new supplies of the drug, and Alabama got its most recent batch from the state of Tennessee.

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Death Row Inmate Asks How State Got Execution Drug

Apr
25

Attorneys for an Alabama death row inmate scheduled to be executed in less than four weeks have asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether the state illegally obtained its supply of the execution drug sodium thiopental.

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EXECUTION ALERT!! | Talking Points | Jason Williams | May 19, 2011 | EXECUTION ALERT!!

Apr
21

Talking Points for Jason Williams. Please contact the Governor!

Please contact Governor Robert Bentley and ask him to stay this execution and all others and to institute a moratorium during which Alabama's capital punishment system could be thoroughly studied and proposals implemented.

THE HONORABLE GOVERNOR ROBERT BENTLEY

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UPDATED - Good Friday Anti-Death Penalty Demonstration Information - UPDATED

Apr
16

Due to a variety of reasons, some of the details of our planned demonstration have changed since our initial announcement. The information below reflects our final plan for the demonstration.
 

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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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