June 21, 2005

Amnesty international

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The death penalty is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment

It violates the right to life

It is irrevocable and can be inflicted on the innocent. It has never been shown to deter crime more effectively than other punishments

More than three countries a year on average have abolished the death penalty for all crimes in the past decade. Once abolished, the death penalty is seldom reintroduced. Since 1990, more than 35 countries have abolished the death penalty in law or, having previously abolished it for ordinary crimes, have gone on to abolish it for all crimes.

Amnesty International

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June 07, 2005

State Organizations for Repeal

Many organizations provide advocacy for abolition in their states. The Journey of Hope organization has compiled a list of these groups.

State links - http://www.journeyofhope.org/links_to_state_organizations.htm

Here are a few of these state sites. This is a small sample, check out the link above or search for repeal organizations in your state:

  • New Mexico
  • Texas
  • Florida
  • New York
  • Illinois
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