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Blog / September 9, 2015

Abolitionist of the Month: Jimmy Carter


“It is clear that there are overwhelming ethical, financial, and religious reasons to abolish the death penalty,” former president Jimmy Carter wrote in a 2012 op-ed titled “Show Death Penalty the Door” in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Blog / September 9, 2015

Jones v. Davis: An Update


Last July, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued a ruling in Jones v. Davis that found California’s death penalty unconstitutional. In his opinion, Judge Cormac Carney wrote that delays in the capital sentencing scheme were so excessive that they resulted in an arbitrary and capricious application of the death penalty - which violates the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution.

by Courtney Minick Read More

Blog / September 9, 2015

The Poetry of Wiley Bridgeman


Wiley Bridgeman was exonerated after spending 39 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. We are thrilled to share some of his poetry.

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