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…

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…

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