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February 3, 2017

New regulation will limit window to appeal executions

Even though the voters reinstated capital punishment, the struggle is not ended.

The Department of Correctional Services has modified the execution protocol, attempting to make it easier to carry out executions. The f...

November 30, 2016

Today the Nebraska Department of Corrections announced a public hearing on a proposal to change the execution protocols in Nebraska. Our NADP staff and board members have anticipated this action, and are working with partner organizations to oppose any attempt to hide...

November 16, 2016

Thank you to the thousands of people who worked so hard to communicate our message to the voters. Nebraskans across the political spectrum worked together to call for an end to the Death Penalty. Even though the voters have restored capital punishment to state law, the...

November 8, 2016

Friends, today is the day. Let’s make the final stretch count! Today, remind a loved one to vote RETAIN on Referendum 426, help a friend look up their polling place , post on your and post on social media why you are going to #VoteRetain426 to end the death penalty!...

October 25, 2016

Joann Taylor, who spent nearly 20 years in prison for a crime she didn’t commit, was joined by 2 attorneys today to share her story and encourage Nebraskans to vote RETAIN on Referendum 426 to keep the death penalty out of Nebraska.

Once, Taylor was told she would be th...

September 28, 2016

The Republican Liberty Caucus-Nebraskavoted this weekend to oppose the death penalty and support voting to retain LB268!

“The passage of this resolution reflects a growing segment of Nebraska Republicans who recognize that the broken death penalty system can’t be fixed....

August 17, 2016

In a first-of-its-kind

study on the cost of Nebraska’s death penalty, a respected economist concluded that the State of Nebraska would save $14.6 million annually if voters replace the death penalty with life imprisonment.

Dr. Ernie Goss, professor of economics at Creigh...

July 7, 2016

We are thrilled to announce the official schedule for the Nebraska Journey of Hope Tour from July 15- 24! The group Journey of Hope…From Violence to Healing consists of consists of murder victims family members, death row exonerees, and the family members of death row...

June 9, 2016

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the “Writing against the Death Penalty” contest. The list of winners and their submissions are below.


Writers age 18 and under

Category 1: Poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction

Kyleigh Murray: “The Criminals”
Category 2: Journal...

May 13, 2016

Shane Claiborne is the author of Executing Grace: How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why It’s Killing Us.  Claiborne will visit Nebraska in June to speak about his new book and share his support for the abolition of Nebraska’s death penalty.

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