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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MVFR Calls for Death Penalty Moratorium in Ohio

Submitted by Marcelle on Sat, 01/18/2014 - 09:23

Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation (MVFR) calls for a moratorium on executions in Ohio. Our hearts go out to the family of Joy Stewart, who was senselessly murdered in 1989. This family waited 24 years for the system to complete its broken process. Our hearts also go out to the family members of Dennis McGuire and others who witnessed his execution. The execution of Mr.

DPIC Year End Report highlights a public turning away from capital punishment.

Submitted by MVFR on Fri, 01/04/2013 - 10:50

The Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) recently released its 2012 year-end report highlighting a record decrease in new death sentences as well as other signs that the public continues to turn away from capital punishment. This trend points to important opportunities for those of us committed to replacing the death penalty with supports and services that better serve victims’ needs and that prevent violence in the first place.

Prop 34 Defeated in CA

Submitted by MVFR on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 09:53

The narrow defeat of Proposition 34 in California on November 6th shows considerable decline of support for the death penalty. Read the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) press statement here.