Amnesty International ~ Coalitions against the Death Penalty ~ Criminal Justice Degree: Best Blogs ~ Death penalty information and resources ~ Death Penalty Quiz ~ Healing and the Death Penalty ~ Inmate pages ~ Innocent Death Row inmates released ~ Online Magazines ~ Organizations against the Death Penalty ~ Other Sites ~ Penpal Organisations ~ Petitions ~ Prison Related Links

 

 Amnesty International 

Amnesty International
Dutch   ~   French   ~   Italian  
This is the Italian, Paraguay and the Dutch section of Amnesty International.

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Amnesty International Schweiz
Homepage der Schweizer Sektion von Amnesty International mit Aktuellem, Veranstaltungskalender und Jugendseite.

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Criminal Justice Degree: Best Blogs on Capital Punishment 

This blog post include Deadman Talking among its 50 Best Blogs Discussing Capital Punishment

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 Coalitions against the Death Penalty 

Australian Coalition Against The Death Penalty
Organization working for the abolition of International death penalty, and against the re-introduction of capital punishment in Australia. We are an activist group for Human Rights with no political or religious affiliations, conducting correspondence to Politicians, Media, Law Enforcement, Correctional Institutions and abolition groups and organizations worldwide.

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Italian Coalition Against the Death Penalty
The Italian Coalition Against the Death penalty has been formed three years ago by various members of legal defense Committe for death row inmates in the U.S. Our aim is to form a network between groups, associations, movements and individuals all over the world to protest together against all the legislative systems that permits this heinous, backward method of punishment.

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Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
This site contains local information, in addition to other Death Penalty issues.

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Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
This is the web site of the Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, an umbrella group of over twenty organizations and several hundred individuals committed to the abolition of capital punishment in Washington State.

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 Death penalty information and resources 

ALIVE (also in English)
This is a coalition to abolish dp. They want that violent criminals get punished and oppose any executions, because the death penalty is inhuman and violates basic human rights. Therefore they demand the abolition of the death penalty worldwide!

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    Capital Punishment   
Is Capital Punishment Wrong? Is it right? Is it barbaric?
Here we look at all the issues surrounding CP.

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Dalai Lama against the Death Penalty
His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, The Fourteenth Dalai Lama's Message Supporting The Moratorium On The Death Penalty.

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Death Penalty Focus of California

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Death Penalty Information & Resources
Anti-Capital Punishment Resources from the ASC's Critical Criminology Division.

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Death Penalty News and Updates
Death Penalty Statistics, news and updates, addresses of U.S. Governer's.

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  Death Trip: The American Way of Execution.
Mr. Sherrill's article provides an excellent summary of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the Death Penalty, including those that have contradicted or lessened its decision in the landmark Gregg v. Georgia case, and those that have `muddied the judicial waters'.
The article also details electric chair and lethal injection executions `gone wrong', police and prosecutor injustices, and even a judge who resisted releasing a prisoner who had been proven innocent by DNA evidence.
It is extremely well written and would be as enjoyable to read as a good novel---if it weren't for its subject matter.

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Equal Justice U.S.A.
Equal Justice USA, a project of the Quixote Center, is a grassroots campaign for human rights in the U.S. legal system. Through education and mobilization, the project seeks to expand public opposition to the death penalty, as well as bring into clear focus the racial, economic and political biases active in U.S. courts, prisons, jails and policing agencies.

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Juveniles On Alabama's Death Row

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Oltre Le Mura
punto informativo su: carcere, pena di morte e diritti umani

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Prof David's Death Penalty Resources
A site full of links regarding the Death Penalty, especially made for students doing a paper on Capital Punishment.

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 Death Penalty Quiz 

Death Penalty Quiz
Americans' knowledge of the death penalty is faint. Despite our ignorance the majority of us favor capital punishment.
In this death penalty quiz, they have assembled facts about capital punishments role in our society.
If you favor the death penalty at least you can favor it with a more lucid view of how executions are executed in our justice system.

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 Healing and the Death Penalty 

Forgiving and Healing
"Christ taught us to forgive, and we hopefully all try to teach our children to forgive. 
However, many times when a crisis comes into our lives, we forget. Society often encourages hate and vengeance, often forgetting "the forgiveness" message . 
At least, this is what I found when I was greeted with one of the most horrid crisis of my life".

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Lamp of Hope
Is a group of Committed human beings who share a common interest in TRUTH, JUSTICE and MERCY. We educate the public concerning the death penalty and alternatives there to. Support victims families by promoting healing and reconciliation. Support prisonerís families there by breaking the cycle of violence.

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Murder Victim's Family for Reconciliation
A national organization comprised of family members of murder victims and family members of those who have been executed. Advocates alternatives to the death penalty, crime prevention programs and supports programs to address the needs of victims of violence.

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The Catherine Blount Foundation
This website describes the healing that resulted when a mother forgave the murderer of her 19 year old daughter after 12 years of anger, rage and lust for revenge. It clearly illustrates the healing power of forgiveness.

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  The Children of San Quentin  
"I wasn't sure what it would be like working with these kids when I first began taking their photographs. Children of San Quentin State Prison inmates -- wouldn't they be miniature gangsters? Would I have to guard my cameras and my pockets with my life? Would I be facing a group of surly, hostile kids, running wild through the building?"
Photographs by Ron Greene.

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The Journey of Hope . . . From Violence to Healing
The Journey of Hope . . . From Violence to Healingô is a non-profit organization led by murder victims family members who support alternatives to the death penalty. The Journey is joined by family members of death row inmates and other abolitionists from around the world. The purpose of the Journey is to spotlight murder victims family members who do not seek revenge, and have chosen the path of love and compassion for all of humanity. Forgiveness is seen as a strength and as a way of healing.  The Journey's greatest resource are the people who are on it.

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 Inmate pages 


Committee For The Defence Of Karl Louis Guillen
This Committee was founded in 1999 to save their friend Karl from the death penalty. Now he's safe, thanx to a "No contest plea agreement", yet he's still locked in solitary confinement in the SMU II in Florence Arizona, till 2013. SMU is as hard as the death row, and Karl's mental and physical health is getting seriously affected. He's innocent, but ended up in there cause he has no money for an attorney. This Committee is trying to help him earn some money in any manner, but most of all by promoting and selling his books. 
So if you'd like to know more about Karl, and his books check out this site

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Dellano Cleveland's Web
The Belly of Injustice contains several 'articles' by Delanno Cleveland, who is an inmate at San Quentin Prison.

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  Emment Mutonga  
Emment is an inmate in Zambia, he got convicted of purchasing a stolen computer. Bribery however is rife over in Zambia and he was sentenced to death.
Now he is hoping to get funds for a lawyer.  The Christmas Appeal period is the only time his case can be heard.  
Check out this website to see how you can help.

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Justice4u
This Website is made for 4 innocent Native American inmates in the US prisons and all the other wrongfully convicted Indigenous women and men behind the bars

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Leonard Peltier
Call the White House Comments Line Today
Demand Justice for Leonard Peltier! 202-456-1111
Leonard Peltier Defense Committee
PO Box 583
Lawrence, KS 66044
785-842-5774

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Letters from Exile
Confined in U.S. prisons today are political prisoners who resisted these assaults - assaults against kin they never met, in countries they've never been to. They will remain in prison until their final breath, unless people of conscience unite to free them. Raymond Luc Levasseur is one such prisoner. These essays are his story . . .

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 Innocent Death Row inmates released 

Death Penalty Facts
The Death Penalty claims innocent lives . . read the facts..

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The Wrong Man
The prospect that innocent people will be executed in America is horrifyingly likely, the author argues in this unsparing report on the criminal-justice system. Police officers and prosecutors have suppressed evidence. Many public defenders are incompetent. And the appeals process is becoming more difficult. by Alan Berlow

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The Wrong Men on Death Row
An article about the growing number of bad convictions that challenges the Death Penalty's fairness.

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Tough Luck for the Innocent Man
As scientific breakthroughs help overturn more convictions of wrongly imprisoned people, the new crime is how little their lost lives are worth.

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Wrongful Murder Convictions
The following are restricted to those prisoners who were released because of court findings of strong evidence of innocence. How can wrongful convictions occur? The Chicago Tribune's scathing expose explains how it has been done in Illinois.

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 Online Magazines 

Justice Denied
This is the magazine for the wrongfuly convicted. A monthly publication dealing with Death Penalty wrongful convictions and justice issues.

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Cell Door
An internet magazine written by prisoners for a free audience. Open the cell door and meet men and women behind the bars. Topics include, but aren't limited, to prison issues.

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 Organizations against the Death Penalty 

Derechos
Online human rights organizations offering information on human rights and their violations throughout the world.

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Death Penalty Information Center
The Death Penalty Information Center is a non-profit organization serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment. The Center was founded in 1990 and prepares in-depth reports, issues press releases, conducts briefings for journalists, and serves as a resource to those working on this issue. The Center is widely quoted and consulted by all those concerned with the death penalty. The Executive Director is Richard C. Dieter, an attorney who has written and spoken extensively on this subject.

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    FIACAT    
This is an International Federation of Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture and the Death Penalty. It is both in English and in French.

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Hands off Cain
Is a citizens and parliamentarians league for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide by 2000. Every week news about the death penalty from the world, the United Nations and the United States is posted.

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    Justice For   
Justice for  is a non-profit organization against the death penalty.
They are family and friends of prisoners, prisoners, former prisoners, abolitionists and human rights activists who came together to create this organization to be a part of the death penalty abolition movement. Justice for does projects for life, long term and death row prisoners and have many different projects like postcard projects, pen pals adds, art shows, special cases etc..

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  Manipilated Trial & More
We focus on the organization of Law and Justice by individual cases in their social relevance.

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National Death Row Assistance Network of CURE
NDRAN - The National Death Row Assistance Network of CURE is a new organization helping death row prisoners to gain access to legal, financial, and community support. NDRAN also assists individual prisoners in their efforts to act as self-advocates.

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U.S.A.   ~   P.A.T.R.I.C.K.
Patrick Crusade ~ 'Patrick' is an acronym for 'People Aligned to Replace Injustice and Cruelty With Knowledge'. We are an international growing organization dedicated to justice and prison reform, in addition to helping where we can in individual cases of injustice.

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The Jeff Dicks Medical Foundation
The Jeff Dicks Medical Foundation which is an organisation that was started to help others recieve the medical care in the prison system. They monitor all cases where prisoners are not getting medical care and try to make sure that they get the care needed to keep them alive . . .

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Truth in Justice
This a non-profit organization working to free wholly innocent men and women convicted of crimes they did not commit, and to prevent wrongful convictions by alerting the public to the vulnerabilities in the U. S. criminal justice system that make these miscarriages possible.

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 Other Sites 

Hawai'i Residents Bureau links
HBR resource links about all sorts of topics from corporation, prisons to goverment.

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World Peace Flame
The World Peace Flame was created in 1999 when, for the first time in history, seven Flames of Peace were lit on five continents, flown across the oceans and united into one. In an extraordinary show of goodwill and co-operation military air forces and commercial airlines joined with hundreds of previously unconnected individuals to bring a dream alive.
Peace is exciting, fun and within your reach. 
Together with YOU we do make a difference.
Find out how . . . click here.

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 Penpal Organisations 

Amnities condamnes a mort
ACM (Death Row Friendships) is an 'association loi 1901', abolitionist, apolitical and non-denominational.  It is French-speaking, but resolutely international. Our association aims at supporting death row inmates morally and financially to the best of our means, especially to help them deal with daily needs (stamps, stationery, books, hygiene products, etc.). ACM sees itself both as a medium to promote correspondences with death row inmates and an exchange opportunity between the penpals on the outside. It will also focus on the circulation of information and translation work in order to heighten the general consciousness around this issue.

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Cell Pals
After years of incarceration, many prison inmates lose touch with friends and family members. It is not uncommon for these prisoners to never receive any mail. This site is an avenue for America's incarcerated men & women to remain in contact with the outside world.

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Inside-Outside
Inside-Outside is a Dutch foundation which tries to find pen-pals for prisoners in the USA. Often inmates have little or no contact with the world 'outside', this goes especially for the death row inmates. Correspondence with a free person creates a way for them to communicate with the outside world. It provides a window for them to look out through.

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Lifespark
Lifespark is a non-profit organization. The main initial focus was on coordination of pen friendship between death row inmates and European pen pals. Gradually, according to the needs, the organizationís activities were further developed. LIFESPARK seeks to build a powerful organization of abolitionists. Internationally it works with official humanitarian groups and religious bodies to develop and to promote anti-death penalty activism. At the grassroots level, the project links with individuals and humanitarian groups, establishing relationships to foster worldwide abolition effect.

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Penpals Behind Bars

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World Wide Friends
This is the largest Native American Prison Pen-Pals website. With Prisoners Art-Shop, Informations, Help/Support and more . . .

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Petitions

Moratoria 2000
(Italian & English)
Works towards obtaining a moratorium on the death penalty, educating the public, and collects signatures for a petition that will be delivered to the United States representatives to the United Nations on Human Rights Day.

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 Prison Related Links 
(not all Death Row related)

American Indian Prisoners
They offer a free network for American Indian prisoners; besides personal ads they can also publish their arts/crafts, writings, poems etc.
The site also contains some interesting articles concerning American Indians in prison

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ArkansasíRiver Of Blood
The Arkansas prison tainted plasma program and the Tant family's fight for justice.

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Chicken Soup for the Prisoner's Soul
Tom Lagana,
co-author "Chicken Soup for the Prisoner's Soul", "Chicken Soup for the Volunteer's Soul", "Serving Time, Serving Others: Acts of Kindness by Inmates, Prison Staff Victims, and Volunteers"
For quantity discounts and free books with a purchase, e-mail: Tom Lagana

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Catholic Social Thought
Online resources ~ sources of General Information and specific Ethical Issues.

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Dark Sorrow
"The Wild-Side" From Mild To Wild . . . Keep kids out of prison!

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Florida Support Group
The Florida Support Group focuses on putting a stop to Florida executions.
They are involved in necessary and important actions and projects that are designed to put an end to executions
and give support to the inmates.

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Justice Center Website ~ Alaska
This site is focusing on the Death Penalty and provides people witha source of info on the Death Penalty, so that we can make an informed deciscion on this important isssue.

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Native American Inmates And Families Support Group
This is a Support group for Native American prisoners and their families (but non-native people are welcome too). There is a pen pal page for Native Americans and Non-Native Americans. You can find Legal and Gov. information . . . Mail and Visiting Regs for Prisons etc., on this site as well.

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Prison and Justice Links
You can find interesting Prison and Justice links on this page.

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Prisoner Life
PrisonerLife.com was started by prisoners and is maintained by ex-offender volunteers. Everything on this site is FREE for you, the Internet user. PrisonerLife.com started with a simple idea. An idea conceived by a few prisoners incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution, Ft. Dix.  
These men believed there was a need to provide ALL prisoners with an opportunity to communicate with the world . . and for their families and friends, as well as the general public, to better understand the American prison system and the people it holds.

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Prison Professionals
This site contains first-hand accounts of daily prison life from the perspective of the people who staff America's prisons. Some are former and some are current prison personnel from across America. 
Whether they are Correctional Officers or Chaplains, Secretaries or Food Service Workers, each of them has elected to sit down and share with you their perspectives of the institutions in which America incarcerates more than two million of our fellow human beings.

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Wings of an Angel
Wings of an angel is a website founded by an ex-con in an effort to help folks in dealing with the problems of the current Crime and Punishment policies in the USA. Since he is in his 70's he brings a longer view to the matter. He provides mostly the links that can help, a newsletter and personal articles that are from his own experiences.

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