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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.

Governor Bentley refuses to grant clemency hearing for Eddie Powell

We have learned that Governor Bentley has refused to grant a clemency hearing to Eddie Powell's attorneys. The clemency application was accepted.
It is to state the obvious that there is a vast difference between filing an application and having a hearing on the issues.
So for Eddie Powell, a man with mental retardation who has never had a hearing in court on that issue, the Governor (his last stop on the way to execution) continues the refusal to be heard.
Please call the Governor 334 242 7100 and demand justice for Eddie.
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Execution Day Vigils | 06-16-11 | It's Not too late to contact Governor Bentley!


If there is no stay, the State of Alabama is preparing to execute Eddie Powell on Thursday, 6.16.11 at 6 p.m. at Holman State Prison. Below are the vigils around the state. Please support them and remember that it is not too late to call or fax the Governor and that it is never too late to protest all killing. PHONE 1-334-242-7100
FAX: 1-334-242-3282 Email: http://governor.alabama.gov/contact/contact_form.aspx

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Volume 15 | Issue 2 | April - June 2011



As we know, the title is not an original but it came to mind in thinking about the last few months and the progress brought about by so many in educating Alabamians about the death penalty. At meetings/conferences I like to hand out a flyer, which has our Talking Points on one side and on the other ten suggestions on how to BE THE OTHER VOICE. The power of one: you!

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05/19/11 | Jason Oric Williams


Friends, We are sad to announce that the State of Alabama took the life of Jason Oric Williams tonight at Holman Prison.

Our thoughts and prayers are especially with Jason’s mother, who it was our great privilege to meet, his family and friends.

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--UPDATE-- Jason Williams is scheduled to be executed May 19th 2011 - There is still time to contact Gov. Bentley!


it is not too late to call or fax the Governor and it is never too late to protest all killing. PHONE 1-334-242-7100 FAX: 1-334-242-3282 Email: http://governor.alabama.gov/contact/contact_form.aspx. Vigil schedules around the State!

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OUR VIEW: A shortage of an execution drug offers as good a reason as any for Alabama to take a break from the death penalty.


The state of Alabama has no shortage of reasons to stop putting people to death or at least take a break from executions. Now, it can add a shortage of a key lethal injection drug to the lengthy list.

The sedative sodium thiopental has become scarce because its only U.S. manufacturer stopped making it. States that use the death penalty have been scrambling at home and abroad to score new supplies of the drug, and Alabama got its most recent batch from the state of Tennessee.

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Death Row Inmate Asks How State Got Execution Drug


Attorneys for an Alabama death row inmate scheduled to be executed in less than four weeks have asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether the state illegally obtained its supply of the execution drug sodium thiopental.

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EXECUTION ALERT!! | Talking Points | Jason Williams | May 19, 2011 | EXECUTION ALERT!!


Talking Points for Jason Williams. Please contact the Governor!

Please contact Governor Robert Bentley and ask him to stay this execution and all others and to institute a moratorium during which Alabama's capital punishment system could be thoroughly studied and proposals implemented.


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UPDATED - Good Friday Anti-Death Penalty Demonstration Information - UPDATED


Due to a variety of reasons, some of the details of our planned demonstration have changed since our initial announcement. The information below reflects our final plan for the demonstration.

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YOUR VIEW: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley vowed to do no harm, including on death penalty


Published: Sunday, April 10, 2011, 5:37 AM
By Letters from our readers The Birmingham News

I thought that as a physician, Gov. Robert Bentley would view capital punishment differently than previous governors. Surely, as a physician, he would view the death penalty as an inhumane act, or at least as an uncertain one, I thought.

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