LINKS and resources
Here you will find links to organizations that, like Witness to Innocence, share a mission of abolishing the death penalty and/or reforming the criminal justice system, and supporting those who have been wrongfully convicted.
Prosecutorial Oversight: A national dialogue in the wake of Connick vs. Thompson" for the latest on policy reforms to prevent prosecutorial misconduct.
link: Prosecutorial Oversight
ACLU Capital Punishment Project (CPP)
The ACLU's Capital Punishment Project (CPP) is a national project of the American Civil Liberties Union. The CPP engages in public education and advocacy, systemic reform and strategic litigation, including direct representation of capital defendants. The CPP challenges the unfairness and arbitrariness of capital punishment while working toward its ultimate repeal.
link: ACLU Capital Punishment Project (CPP)
Amnesty International USA's Program to Abolish the Death Penalty
Amnesty International USA's Program to Abolish the Death Penalty seeks to end the cycle of violence created by a system riddled with economic and racial bias and tainted by human error. It provides the opportunity to have your voice heard in opposing executions here in the United States and overseas.
link: Amnesty International USA's Program to Abolish the Death Penalty
Center on Wrongful Convictions
Based at the Northwestern University's School of Law, the Center on Wrongful Convictions is dedicated to identifying and rectifying wrongful convictions and other serious miscarriages of justice. The Center has three components: representation, research and community services.
link: Center on Wrongful Convictions
Centurion Ministries is a secular, non-profit organization with a national network of attorneys and forensic experts who work on behalf of innocent people who have been convicted of crimes throughout the United States and Canada. It also assists its clients, once freed, with reintegration into society on a self-reliant basis.
link: Centurion Ministries
Citizens United for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (CUADP)
CUADP works to end the death penalty in the United States through aggressive campaigns of public education and the promotion of tactical grassroots activism.
link: Citizens United for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (CUADP)
The Death Penalty Discourse Network (DPDN)
A network of organizations dedicated to deepening and broadening discourse about the death penalty. Other members of the network include Sister Helen Prejean, the "Dead Man Walking" School Theatre Project and The Moratorium Campaign.
link: The Death Penalty Discourse Network (DPDN)
The Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC)
The premier source of in-depth information on all aspects of the death penalty.
link: The Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC)
The Decline of the Death Penalty and the Discovery of Innocence
This award-winning book by Dr. Frank Baumgartner, Richardson Distinguished Professor of Political Science at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides the analytic basis for the unparalleled significance of innocence. Information about the book, the research compiled, as well as reviews and media coverage of the book are all compiled on this site.
link: The Decline of the Death Penalty and the Discovery of Innocence
Equal Justice USA
Equal Justice USA is a national leader in the movement to halt executions. EJUSA works state by state to train and empower grassroots leaders to advocate for a more fair and humane criminal justice system.
link: Equal Justice USA
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