Category Archives: Death Penalty

EJS Supports Reception Honoring ICDP’s First Mission to U.S.

Allison Elgart, EJS Legal Director, attended a special reception on April 24 hosted by the Consul General of Spain in San Francisco in honor of Asunta Vivó Cavaller, the Secretary-General of the International Commission Against the Death Penalty (ICDP) on the occasion of the ICDP’s first mission to the United States. The ICDP is a […]
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SAFE California Act to Replace Death Penalty Wins Place on Nov. Ballot

Original post by Jeanne Woodford, former Warden at San Quentin State Prison, current Executive Director at Death Penalty Focus, and official proponent of the SAFE California Campaign. It’s official. The SAFE California Act (http://www.safecalifornia.org), the initiative to replace the death penalty with life in prison with no possibility of parole, has qualified for the November ballot. The last […]
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SAFE California Act to Replace Death Penalty Wins Place on Nov. Ballot

Original post by Jeanne Woodford, former Warden at San Quentin State Prison, current Executive Director at Death Penalty Focus, and official proponent of the SAFE California Campaign. It’s official. The SAFE California Act (http://www.safecalifornia.org), the initiative to replace the death penalty with life in prison with no possibility of parole, has qualified for the November ballot. The last […]
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Judge Finds Racial Bias in Death Penalty Sentencing of North Carolina Man

Just days before the 25th anniversary of McCleskey v. Kemp, a North Carolina judge today ruled that racial bias impacted the death penalty conviction of Marcus Robinson and re-sentenced him to to life imprisonment without possibility of parole. This was the first case applying the historic and ground-breaking Racial Justice Act, enacted by the North […]
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Eva Paterson: ‘When the Death Penalty Gets Personal’

Eva authored this guest post on Jan. 11 for the SAFE California Campaign site. My fiancé, Steve Henry, was murdered in Kingston, Jamaica, on November 25, 1997. As bizarre as this may sound, one of the thoughts I had as the initial shock wore off, was “Well, am I still against the death penalty?” My answer […]
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