Information related to the ongoing campaign to establish a moratorium halting the use of the death penalty in Alabama, with the ultimate goal of the abolition of the capital punishment system permanently.
A moratorium would halt executions for 3 years to allow for an impartial study to be conducted into the fairness of the application of the death penalty. A moratorium would not include releasing prisoners from prison, nor would it interfere with the judicial system's ability to operate.
Alabama Arise sets agenda toward helping poor al.com (blog) A three-year moratorium on the death penalty in Alabama. "Alabama needs to make sure that money and race don't have a role in determining who winds up on death row," Forrister said. Sen. Hank Sanders, D-Selma, for years has sponsored a moratorium bill, ... See all stories on this topic » al.com (blog)
Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty is grateful to the 33 family members and loved ones of murder victims who have come out in support of a moratorium. We offer a special thanks to Dr. Wilton Bunch, whose article is featured elsewhere on this site. He was the first person to sign the following letter urging our state legislature to enact a moratorium. We at PHADP wish to offer our sincerest thanks to these gracious people.