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 … Continue reading SAFE California Act to Replace Death Penalty Wins Place on Nov. Ballot

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 … Continue reading SAFE California Act to Replace Death Penalty Wins Place on Nov. Ballot

‘Litigating Implicit Bias’ Article by Eva Paterson in Latest Issue of Poverty & Race

"Litigating Implicit Bias," an article by EJS President Eva Paterson, appears in the latest issue of Poverty & Race, a bi-monthly newsletter by the Poverty & Race Research Action Council. PRRAC is an organization that connects advocates with social scientists working on race and poverty issues and promotes a research-based advocacy strategy on structural inequality … Continue reading ‘Litigating Implicit Bias’ Article by Eva Paterson in Latest Issue of Poverty & Race

We’re Ready to End the Death Penalty and We Need Your Help

Last night's execution of an innocent man, Troy Anthony Davis, by the State of Georgia demands that we renew efforts to end the death penalty. "Troy's execution, the exceptional unfairness of it, will only hasten the end of the death penalty in the United States," wrote Ben Jealous of the NAACP last night. "The world … Continue reading We’re Ready to End the Death Penalty and We Need Your Help

We’re Ready to End the Death Penalty and We Need Your Help

Last night's execution of an innocent man, Troy Anthony Davis, by the State of Georgia demands that we renew efforts to end the death penalty. "Troy's execution, the exceptional unfairness of it, will only hasten the end of the death penalty in the United States," wrote Ben Jealous of the NAACP last night. "The world … Continue reading We’re Ready to End the Death Penalty and We Need Your Help

EJS Meets with Leading Death Penalty Litigators in Montgomery, Ala.

In August, the EJS legal team traveled to Montgomery, Alabama, the birthplace of the civil rights movement, where we met with death penalty litigators from around the country to identify strategies to overturn McCleskey v. Kemp, a 1987 Supreme Court case in which a habeas petitioner presented statistical evidence showing grave disparities in the imposition … Continue reading EJS Meets with Leading Death Penalty Litigators in Montgomery, Ala.