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Press Release
May 20, 2015

Today the Nebraska legislature passed a measure repealing the death penalty, leaving that state poised to become the 19th U.S. state to abolish capital punishment. The measure passed with enough vo...

Press Release
May 12, 2015

The state of Texas is scheduled to execute a man with a history of severe mental illness tonight. Derrick Dewayne Charles has been suffering symptoms of mental impairments nearly his entire life an...

Report
March 31, 2015

An alarming number of countries used the death penalty to tackle real or perceived threats to state security linked to terrorism, crime or internal instability in 2014, Amnesty International found...

Press Release
March 2, 2015

Despite pleas from human rights organizations and a petition to the governor signed by 40,000 supporters, the state of Georgia is scheduled to execute Kelly Gissendaner tonight at 7 p.m. ET.

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