Slow Decline of Death Penalty

"In the New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin profiles the heroic Bryan Stevenson.

In 1989, a twenty-nine-year-old African-American civil-rights lawyer named Bryan Stevenson moved to Montgomery, Alabama, and founded an organization that became the Equal Justice Initiative. It guarantees legal representation to every inmate on the state’s death row. Over the decades, it has handled hundreds of capital cases, and has spared a hundred and twenty-five offenders from execution. In recent years, Stevenson has also argued the appeals of prisoners around the country who were convicted of various crimes as juveniles and given long sentences or life in prison..."

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Raising Our Voices Newslettter

Raising Our Voices!, Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation's weekly electronic newsletter!  Please click the link to read about the victims' families-led anti-death penalty work of our beloved organization as well as news pertaining to abolishing the death penalty.  If you know of others who should be receiving this newsletter, please let us know by sending a note to info@MVFR.org A link to Raising Our Voices after the flip!

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Latino Religious Groups Push For End to Death Penalty

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"A growing number of conservative Latino religious groups are beginning to shift their position on capital punishment, due in large part to a belief among them that it disproportionately affects minorities."

 

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