Nebraska – Red State Closes in on Abolition!

Nebraska Overwhelmingly Votes for Abolition! Nebraska legislators have again passed a bill to abolish the death penalty. Today’s final vote was 32-15, enough votes to override a veto promised by Gov. Ricketts. If the vote holds, Nebraska would be the first conservative Republican state to abolish the death penalty in 42 years and the 19th…

FADP Press Release – FBI Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                  CONTACT: MARK ELLIOTT APRIL 22, 2015                                                                                       727.215.9646…

U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on FL Death Sentencing

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether Florida’s unusual death penalty sentencing scheme is constitutional. The high court will hear arguments in the case of Hurst v. Florida in the next session that begins in October. Florida is an outlier in how juries decide whether or not to recommend a sentence of death.…

STAY!!!

The Florida Supreme Court has stayed the Feb. 26 execution of Jerry Correll. This and all Florida executions likely to be stayed until at least June when the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on Oklahoma’s lethal injection procedure that is virtually identical to Florida’s.

DEATH WARRANT

Less than 24 hours after the execution of Shane Kormondy, Gov. Scott has ordered the “People of the State of Florida” to kill Jerry Correll on Thursday, February 26 at 6pm ET. Correll was sentenced to death 29 years ago. This would be the 22nd execution of a well-secured, captive prisoner ordered by Richard Lynn…

Petition to stop the Jan 15 execution of Shane Kormondy

A petition drive to stop the execution of Johnny “Shane” Kormondy needs signatures in a hurry. Please consider signing and sharing this petition. Another man who was sentenced to life in this case has confessed to being the shooter, yet Shane’s execution remains on track. Please read and sign the petition here. For more details,…

FADP to Rome for “Cities for Life, Cities Against the Death Penalty”

Thank you Community of Sant’Egidio and Cities for Life, Cities Against the Death Penalty campaign for making this possible. To find out more about the Community of Sant’Egidio “No Death Penalty” campaign, please go to: http://nodeathpenalty.santegidio.org The following is from the Media Advisory: FADP in Rome for “Cities For Life, Cities Against the Death Penalty”…

Death Warrant! Shane Kormondy – Jan. 15

Gov. Scott has ordered the “People of the State of Florida” to kill Johnny Shane Kormondy on Thursday, January 15 at 6pm ET. Kormondy was sentenced to death for the killing of Gary McAdams of Pensacola 21 years ago. This would be the 21st execution of a well-secured, captive prisoner ordered by Richard Lynn Scott.…

3 Exonerations in Ohio…after 39 years

This week in Ohio, three men who were sentenced to death 39 years ago were exonerated. All charges were dropped for Ricky Jackson, Wiley Bridgeman, and his brother Kwame Ajamu for a murder that occurred in 1975. Wiley once came within 20 days of being executed. Judge Richard McMonagle, who dismissed the charges against Jackson, said,…

25th Florida Death Row Exoneration!

Carl Dausch has been added to the Death Penalty Information Center’s list of people exonerated from death rows. He is Florida’s 25th exonerated Death Row survivor (by far the most in the nation). The national total has now reached 147. This comes as Florida is set to execute Chad Banks on Nov. 13. This 8th…

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