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February 21, 2014

Last fall, Bud Welch visited Nebraska to share his personal story with us at our annual reception and silent auction. Bud lost his daughter Julie in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and has since become a powerful advocate for death penalty abolition.

This week the Spirit...

February 21, 2014

Last year, the state of Maryland took a huge step towards better supporting murder victims’ families by abolishing the death penalty. 

Now, the state wants to make sure that programs for those families have the support they need.

Last month, Governor Martin O’Malley set...

February 21, 2014

Last month, NADP lost a long-time supporter and tireless advocate for death penalty abolition and other social justice issues. John Taylor was an active member of NADP’s board of directors and a vital leader during NADP’s early days.

As director of the Nebraska Civ...

February 20, 2014

Last week saw two states on opposite ends of the country take large steps forward towards death penalty abolition.

In Washington, Governor Jay Inslee announced a death penalty moratorium in his state. This means that Governor Inslee will issue a reprieve whenever a capi...

February 6, 2014

Last year Nebraska came closer than ever to abolishing the death penalty when a majority of the Nebraska Legislature supported a bill to replace the death penalty with life without parole.

This year’s legislative session is a short one, so we’ll be watching it closely t...

February 6, 2014

Last week NADP was busy with two opportunities to talk to Nebraskans about how innocent people can end up on death row.

Last Tuesday we participated in a panel discussion about the Troy Davis case, where we shared information about how the issues of innoc...

February 6, 2014

After spending a collective 70 years in prison, the Beatrice Six were pardoned in 2009, when DNA testing proved them innocent. Their conviction was largely based on false confessions, which each of the six testified they were forced into through rigorous interrogations...

February 6, 2014

More innocent people were released from prison last year than in any year before.

In 2013 alone, 87 innocent people were exonerated in the United States, after spending an average of 12 years in prison. The National Registry of Exonerations marks this record-breaking ye...

February 6, 2014

This weekend you have the opportunity to hear one of the strongest religious voices against the death penalty speak in Nebraska.

Shane Claiborne, the coordinator of the Simple Way faith community in Philadelphia, will be speaking this weekend, February 8-9, at Bethesda...

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