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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.

Reuters, Alabama set to execute for the 6th time this year!


In a statement issued by Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty, executive director Esther Brown said even though the organization respects Johnson's right to have the death penalty imposed, they questioned his motives.

"We are a prisoner organization and therefore respect a prisoner's wishes. Nevertheless, we question Mr. Johnson's mental stability, which would allow him to make this kind of decision," Brown said.


Alabama set to execute man for 2005 death of his infant son

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Attorney Jack T. Carney joins our Advisory Board


The Executive Board of Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty is honored and grateful to announce that Attorney Jack T. Carney, LLC has graciously accepted our invitation to join our Advisory Board. Since our first meeting we have been impressed by his hands on activism and willingness to innovate in order to get the word out and reach those in power. We see Jack T. Carney as an important voice for abolition in Alabama and have appreciated his support.
We are delighted that we can now make it official. Welcome on board Jack, and thank you!

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If there is no stay, the State of Alabama is preparing to execute Christopher T. Johnson on Thursday, 10.20.11 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: 1-334-242-328 Email:http://governor.alabama.gov/contact/contact_form.aspx

Thank you for all you do.

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Tim Lennox, Montgomery News Anchor


SCOTUS on Alabama's Death Penalty Case

 If Alabama gets any more black eyes this year we're going to go blind.

 First it was the immigration law prompting international coverage showing the state the state as heartless.

Now it's eight of the nine U.S. Supreme Court justices suggesting they will overturn lower courts in an Alabama Death Penalty case.

Are we so bloodthirsty as to stick by a technicality in order to get an inmate into the chair (or gurney)?

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Gary Drinkard


From Gary Drinkard, member of Witness to Innocence, while on Alabama's death row member of Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty, since his release member of our Advisory Board:

Our justice system has a name ----SATAN----and it is stealing souls daily leaving blood on most Americans' hands, even the ones that don't support capital punishment. It breeds hate into loving families, it destroys the innocent lives of children on both sides of the issue, the victims as well as the families of the perpetrator,,,,,,We must stop this insane monster!!!!!!!!!!

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Attorney Jack Carney to Governor Bentley on behalf of Christopher T. Johnson


Honorable Governor Robert Bentley
State Capitol N 104
11 S. Union St. # 600
Montgomery, AL 36130-2751

 Re: Mr.  Christopher T. Johnson

Dear Governor Bentley, 

I am writing to ask you to commute the death sentence of Christopher Johnson, who is scheduled for execution on October 20, 2011.  You have a tremendous opportunity to offer unsolicited mercy, as it is evident that Mr. Johnson will not be requesting clemency.

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