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Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty is an Alabama death row prisoner founded and run organization, established in 1989.

Our mission is to work together with friends and other supporters to educate the public and to bring about the abolition of the death penalty in Alabama.

Ronald B. Smith Jr.

Dec
09

Friends,
We are very sad to announce that the State of Alabama took the life of Ronald B. Smith, our Chairman tonight at Holman Prison. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family members, friends and his valiant attorneys.

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Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 11.30.16

Nov
30

Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 11.30.16


The Alabama Supreme Court has has denied Ronald Smith's petition challenging the constitutionality of the state's death penalty statute under Hurst v. Florida. A trial judge sentence Smith to death despite the 7-5 recommendation by the jury that he receive a life sentence. Smith, who is scheduled to be executed December 8, is seeking review in the United States Supreme Court.

 SCOTUS will hold the conference regarding Thomas Arthur on the 9th. They will address the protocol issue.

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Letter from Advisory Board Member Judy Collins to Governor Bentley

Nov
25


 
Lanett AL 36863


November 25, 2016

 

Governor Robert Bentley

State Capitol

600 Dexter Avenue

Montgomery, Alabama 36130-2751

 

Dear Governor Bentley,

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Rev. Tom Duley to Governor Bentley

Nov
24

 

November 23, 2016

 

 

 

The Honorable Governor Robert Bentley

 

 State Capitol N 104

 

600 Dexter Ave

 

Montgomery, AL 36130-2751 

 

 

 

Dear Sir,

 

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Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 11.23.16

Nov
23

Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 11.23.16

The day before Thanksgiving and we wish we could send a report that we discussed nothing but positive news during our Thanksgiving party held during our Board meeting today.
However….

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Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison, 11.16.16

Nov
16

Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 11.16.16

Federal Judge Watkins may allow Alabama to change its lethal injection method for the Dec. 8 execution of Ronald B. Smith."Because Mr. Smith has pled it and offered the option as viable, readily implemented and available, defendants (Alabama) have accepted the offer," Watkins writes in his order. “All the parties agree that midazolam is available, it is feasible, it is readily implementable, and it is not risky with regard to unnecessary pain and suffering”.

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Season's Greetings for the Men at Holman Prison

Nov
10

Season’s Greetings for the men at Holman prison

  

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Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 11.9.16

Nov
09

Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 11.9.16

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Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 11.2.16

Nov
02

Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 11.2.16

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Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 10.26.16

Oct
26

Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 10.26.16

We are hoping for a stay for Thomas Arthur before or on November 3rd but would like to draw your attention to this vigil in Birmingham on that day, which will take place whether there is a stay or not.

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