JOE'S DEATH PENALTY LINKS

Tuesday, July 26, 2005


Lifespark is a Swiss organization founded in 1993. One of its main goals is to arrange penpalships to inmates on death row in the USA.


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A group of international charities dedicated to assisting in the provision of effective legal representation and humanitarian assistance to impoverished people facing the death penalty at the hands of the state.


Derechos means 'rights' in Spanish. Site is dedicated to Human Rights and the Abolition of the death penalty.


Founded by Texas Death Row inmates whose goals are to educate the public about the death penalty, and to support the families of victims and inmates to break the cycle of violence.


Axis of Logic E-Zine. Their purpose is to promote peace, equality and human rights throughout the world. The death penlaty section is reported on by Britta Slopianka, a tireless fighter for those on death row.


Journey of Hope is an organization led by murder victims family members speaking out to end the violence and the death penalty...Telling their stories of love, forgiveness and understanding.


Innocence Project at the Cordoza School of Law founded by Barry Scheck and Peter Nuefeld working to exonerate the wrongfully convicted through postconviction DNA testing and develope reforms to prevent wrongful convictions.


The primary mission of Centurion Ministries is to vindicate and free from prison those who are completely innocent of the crimes for which they have been unjustly convicted and imprisoned for life or death.


Fair Trial Initiative Young Lawyers Dedicated to Fair Death Penalty Trials.


Capital Jury Project is a continuing program of research on the decision-making of capital jurors. It was initiated in 1991 by a consortium of university-based researches with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The findings of the CJP are based on 3-4 hour in-depth interviews with persons who have served as jurors in capital trials. The interviews chronicle the jurors' experiences and decision-making over the course of the trial, identify points at which various influences come into play, and reveal the ways in which jurors reach their final sentencing decisions.


American Civil Liberties Union is a champion of civil liberties every where. The ACLU offers information and ideas about what you can do to end the death penalty.


Southern Center for Human Rights is a great source of information on death penalty news, articles reports and prison reform information.


Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama is a private, nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system.


Campaign to End the Death Penalty lists facts, calendar of events and ways that we can all work to end the death penalty.


Death Penalty Information Center has an exhaustive amount of information about the facts of the death Penalty.


Florida Death Row Advocacy Group was created by families and friends of death row inmates in Florida. It is a given that this group is against Capital punishment. It is however, not the purpose for this group to do anti-death penalty work, instead this group concentrates on making the living conditions for death row inmates tolerable.


Catholics Against the Death Penalty promotes greater awareness of the Catholic churches teachings that capital punishment is wrong and unacceptable.


You are at the website whose purpose is to bring under one Internet roof all Prison Ministries involved in crime prevention and in the rehabilitation through the Word of God worldwide.


Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights is an organization with a national and international focus actively working to abolish the death penalty. MVFHR members are murder victims' family members and family members of the executed who are opposed to killing in all cases whether it be homicide, state killing, or extrajudicial killings and "disappearances."


Canadian Coalition Against the Death Penalty is a Human rights organization devoted to bringing international attention to the use of the death penalty in the United States. CCADP also hosts webpages for over 500 death row inmates.


Australian Coalition Against the Death Penalty. An Anti-death penalty organization in Australia that supports International abolition of the death penalty and is against the re-introduction of capital punishment in Australia.


Citizens United for Alternatives to the Death Penalty works to end the death penalty through public education and grassroots activism.


Innocent In Prison Project International...We are an all volunteer organization of innocent prisoners, their families, friends, human rights activists and abolitionists of the death penalty.Our forum was set up to provide the public with a vital platform of communication, prison news and information. Feel free to join this forum for education and dialog.


Religious Organizing Against the Death Penalty is a project that seeks to build a strong coalition of faith based activists.


American Bar Association Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project urges federal and state governments to halt executions in order to take a hard look at the disparities in implamenting the death penalty.


The Justice Projects mission: To address unfairness and inaccuracy in the American criminal justice system, with particular focus on capital punishment.


Equal Justice USA focuses on human rights abuse in the USA with death penalty information and updates.


Hands Off Cain has been campaigning for years to end the death penalty in every country. Death penlaty news and information from around the world and the UN is updated every week.


An advocate website in oppostition to the death penalty whose goal it is to increase awareness about the death penalty and the issues that surround it.


Justice Denied Magazine is a publication informing others about wrongful convictions and injustices.


A site with political humor, cartoons and greeting cards all about the death penalty.


A site that lightens it up a little...smile!

In the late 1970s, when I got a job in the Federal Defender Appeals Unit in New York City, I found out that I loved writing and arguing appeals. I discovered that I loved legal research and that I completely enjoyed weaving the facts of a case and legal research into an argument. I also discovered that writing effective appeals takes a great deal of experience.


The Center on Wrongful Convictions investigates possible wrongful convictions and represents inmates with claims of actual innocence.


Death Penalty News and Updates By Rick Halprin.


Official website of Sister Helen Prejean.


Prayer Vigil for Abolition of the Death Penalty in the USA is a kind of prayer chain for those who wish to pray for the abolition of the death penalty and for those who would like a specific death row inmate prayed for.


American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Projects goals are to better inform the bar association and the public about the lack of legal representation available to death row inmates and to work for systematic changes that would assure those that face capital charges are represented at all stages of proceedings by qualified counsel.


Welcome to the innocent on death row website most of you may be Anti because of the innocent on death row or another reason i am only 13 and i have a lot of websites dedicated to the death penalty one of the main reasons im anti is because of the innocent on the death row dont forget to visit the message board and help us out there...in the future we will have lots of new things a big active forum,more information,fun stuff,and LOTS MORE...just be active to the site and see the new things.


Karl Keys has been "blawgin' capital cases since 1997" on CDW. This is one of my all time favorite sites! For people like me that no next to nothing about law, Karl makes it easy to understand what's going on in capital defense law! He's just great!


Robert Wesley Knighton was sentenced to death in 1990 in Oklahoma for the murders of Richard and Virginia Denney. This is the recording of his clemency hearing. Clemency hearings are pretty much all the same where the penalty is death. Knighton's was different...the only person testifing on his behalf is Sue Norton, the daughter of the man that Knighton murdered.


Sound Portraits-Parents At an Execution On March 12, 2003, Texas was scheduled to execute Delma Banks Jr. for the murder of Richard Whitehead. Mr. banks had been on death row for 22 years at this time. His execution was stopped 10 minutes before the execution time. This is a recording of the Banks and Whitehead family reflecting on the past 22 years and how they might feel after the waiting is over.


Sound Portraits-Witness to an Execution is Narrated by Warden Jim Willett, who oversees Texas executions, this is the story of the men and women involved with the execution of inmates in Texas. Witness to an Execution documents, in minute-by-minute detail, the process of a Texas execution.


Sound Portraits-George Stinney-The Youngest Executed. On June 16, 1944, South Carolina executed the youngest person ever to be executed in the United States. George Stinney was 14 years old when he was executed for the murder of two white girls with a railroad spike. Of course he was convicted by an all white jury. On the 60th anniversary of his electrocution, one of the last surviving memebers of Stinney's family as well as the only surviving sibling of Betty June Binnicker, one of the murder victims, recall the event. Note: Stinney was electrocuted 6 weeks after his trial.


Sound Portraites-The Execution Tapes. Audio tapes of 22 Georgia executions that were entered into court records when criminal defense attorney Mike Mears subpoenaed them in a lawsuit challenging the state's use of the electric chair. The tapes were recorded by members of the states Department of Corrections for their own records.


McArthur Justice Center is a non-profit public interest law firm affiliated with the University of Chicago Law School. The center concentrates on cases that raise constitutional or significant issues in the field of criminal justice.


Our mission is to seek the exoneration and release from incarceration of persons who have been convicted of crimes they did not commit in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.


This is a database of those wrongfully convicted compiled by Dr. Edmund Higgins, MD. The database also looks at common errors in wrongful convictions.


Sponsored by Cornell Law School. Provides students with the opportunity to to assist in representing capital defendants both at trial and at various stages of their legal appeals.


The Constitution Death Penalty Initiative is a bipartisan committee of death penalty supporters and opponents who agree that the risk of wrongful executions in this country is unacceptably high.

A Tennessee Supreme Court website for capital cases that have had at least one "serious" execution date set.


Tracks death penalty internationally, includes statistics and general information, country reports.


This site contains a ton of information about the characteristics that lead to wrongful convictions


Midwest Pages to Prisoners project is an all volunteer effort that strives to encourage self-education among prisoners in the United States by providing free reading materials upon request. Additionally, they exist because prison libraries sometimes fail in this respect and are understocked. Please contact them to volunteer, donate time, money or books and let your loved ones in prison know that they exist.




an organizaton whose members have lost a loved one to murder or execution, working to abolish the death penalty.


Coalition of organizations and individuals committed to abolishing the death penalty.


Information, Activism, and Resistance to U.S. Militarism, War, and Corporate Greed,
Linking with Struggles Against Racism and Oppression within the United States...Death Penalty cases are included here also.

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