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Highlights from the Field: Death Penalty Legislation Updates

Highlights from the Field: Death Penalty Legislation Updates

These concise reports give a glimpse into the workings of this movement as seen through particular states. We are inspired by the continual movement towards the elimination of the death penalty in this country.  We hope you are too. Repeal... MORE

Serving as a Face of Mercy on Death Row

Serving as a Face of Mercy on Death Row

This month, Catholic Mobilizing Network celebrates Dale Recinella, prison chaplain, scholar, and nationally recognized voice on Catholic opposition to the death penalty. At the requests of the Bishops of Florida, Pope Francis recently bestowed the Papal Honor of the Pro... MORE

Bishops of Florida Appeal to Spare the Life Jerry Correll

Catholic Bishops Appeal to Governor Scott to Spare the Life of Jerry Correll; Community to Pray for an End to the Use of the Death Penalty October 27, 2015 Tallahassee  – The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops urges Governor Scott to... MORE

Florida Catholic Conference Supports 'Yes' To All Life

Florida Catholic Conference Supports ‘Yes’ To All Life

By Ingrid Delgado, Florida Catholic Conference, Associate for Social Concerns/Respect Life – August 22, 2014 – There is an overwhelming disparity in who is sentenced to death depending on the victim’s race, defendant’s race, quality of legal representation, and where... MORE

Help End Florida's Notorious Death Penalty

Help End Florida’s Notorious Death Penalty

By Mark Elliott, Executive Director, Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty – August 22, 2014 – Florida’s death penalty program is notorious for its national record number of exonerated Death Row survivors. Since the 1970s, more than 24 wrongfully... MORE

Florida Governor Signs Bill To Speed Up Death Penalty Cases

Florida Governor Signs Bill To Speed Up Death Penalty Cases

By Margie Menzel, The News Service of Florida NorthEscambia.com – June 17, 2013 – As expected, Gov. Rick Scott has signed the controversial “Timely Justice Act,” a measure aimed at reducing delays in carrying out the death penalty in Florida.... MORE

Play Project Update - April 2013

Play Project Update – April 2013

By Greg Callaghan, Dead Man Walking Play Project Coordinator – April 15, 2013 – Spring is a busy season for The Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project. Three productions took place during March: Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, Calif.; St.... MORE

Play Project Update - March 2013

Play Project Update – March 2013

By Greg Callaghan, Dead Man Walking Play Project Coordinator – March 18, 2013 – The Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project and the Fetzer Institute are working together to bring students a new understanding of values of love and forgiveness... MORE

How Florida’s Death Penalty Is Killing Us

by Spencer Aronfeld, Florida Lawyer June 5, 2012 Courtesy: The Huffington Post Since 1979, Florida has executed 72 human beings. Most spent more than a decade on death row waiting to be killed. According to the Florida Department of Corrections the average death row inmate... MORE

Conocida monja se pronuncia en Miami contra la pena de muerte

Por Univision Miami (10 mayo de 2012) MIAMI, Florida – La monja católica Helen Prejean, reconocida a nivel internacional por su lucha contra la pena de muerte, abogó por la suspensión de la pena capital en Estados Unidos arguyendo que... MORE