Friday Oct 24 Rally in Tally to End FL Death Penalty!

Florida’s first exonerated death row survivor, David Keaton, will join the two most recent exonerated death row survivors, Herman Lindsey (#23) and Seth Penalver (#24) in calling for an end to the death penalty. These men will also be joined by a robust group of allies including murder victims’ families, activists, and faith leaders from…

Sept. 21: Georgia Executed Troy Davis 3 Years Ago

September 21, 2011 Georgia executed Troy Davis despite overwhelming evidence of innocence and almost a million people asking that his life be spared. Laura Finley writes: To have a system of justice that is so unjust as to kill those who may have been innocent is a tremendous blight on the freedoms and liberties we…

2 N.C. Men Exonerated After 30 Years

Two intellectually disabled half-brothers have been freed – one after 30 years on Death Row. “Justice Scalia believed the Red Springs murder proved the necessity of the death penalty. If this was the strongest case a Supreme Court justice could make for the continuation of the death penalty, McCollum’s innocence is an even stronger one…

Horribly Botched Execution in Arizona

Arizona’s execution of Joseph Wood took almost 2 hours. Journalists called to witness the execution said it was hard to watch, as Wood snorted and gasped. One described it like a “fish on shore gulping for air.” Arizona officials defended the procedure, saying that the proper protocols were followed. Arizona uses 2 drugs for executions…

Report: FBI Didn’t Reveal Flawed Lab Work in Death Row Cases

The Office of the Inspector General has released a report that slams the Justice Department and the FBI for not notifying prosecutors in 64 Death Row convictions that forensic evidence testimony may have been unreliable or erroneous. Three of those defendants were executed. As a result, state authorities could not consider whether to stay sentences,…

NCADP Interview With Father Phil: The Importance of Action

Father Phil Egitto, Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Daytona leads a busload of concerned Floridians to every execution vigil across from the Death Chamber at Florida State Prison. Father Phil discusses the death penalty, vigils, and the importance of action in this interview with NCADP. It’s one thing to say you’re against…

FL Execution Vigils, Protests Growing

Throughout Florida, more than 20 vigils will protest Florida’s use of the Death Penalty during the scheduled July 10th execution of Eddie Davis. Vigils and protests will take place in Cape Coral, Jacksonville, Bunnell, Ft. Walton Beach, Holiday, Key West, Lakeland, Miami, Mount Dora, Osprey, Palm Beach Gardens, Panama City, Pensacola, Perry, Pinellas County, St.…

Another Potential Exoneration

The Florida Supreme Court has thrown out both the conviction and death sentence of Paul Hildwin due to DNA evidence. Paul has been on Florida’s Death Row for almost 30 years. For many years the state refused to permit DNA testing comparisons. The case could still be re-tried in Hernando County. From the Supreme Court’s…

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