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California's Death Penalty Back on TrialWatch a live stream of oral arguments in the Ernest Jones case Monday. [Read More]


Connecticut Abolishes the Death Penalty and Closes Death RowState's highest court rules the punishment unconstitutional.  [Read More]


Breyer's Powerful Death Penalty DissentRead this column by DPF Vice President Stephen Rohde in the LA Daily Journal. byStephen Rohde [Read More]



The Death Penalty Will Only Cause Me More PainMy brother, Robert James Kerr, was found lifeless, shirtless, barefoot, and without identification on July 12, 2003 in Everett, Washington. I am still waiting, four years later, for a suspect to be named and for justice to take its course. It has been agonizing for me to go through the pain and ... [Read More]
Law Enforcement Outreach Project (LEO)This project lifts up the voices of law enforcement and seeks to increase their visibility as opponents of the death penalty.  [Read More]
Nancy Vollertsen
Edmond, OK
I support DPF because I know that any money I contribute goes directly towards the fight to end the death penalty. My brother, Greg Wilhoit, spent five years on death row for a crime he did not commit. He was exonerated because of the tireless work of a public defender and the faith and determination of his family. DPF has given Greg an opportunity to share his story and draw attention to the terrible possibility that an innocent person could be executed.
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