ANTI- DEATH PENALTY ORGANIZATIONS
- American Friends Service Committee
- Archdiocese of Los Angeles
- Archdiocese of San Francisco
- California Catholic Conference
- Death Penalty Focus
- Diocese of San Diego
- Diocese of San Jose
DEATH PENALTY MATERIALS
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- American Law Institute, Report of the Council to the Membership of The American Law Institute on the Matter of the Death Penalty, April 15, 2009. The report includes research on the application of the death penalty between 1976 and 2007 and the analysis that led to the Institute members voting unanimously to remove section 210.6. Sentence of Death for Murder; Further Proceedings to Determine Sentence, from its Model Penal Code with no plan to revise or replace it.
- Archbishop Gomez on the Death Penalty — video
- Lethal Injection Fact Sheet — with sample letter to CDCR
- New Sunday School Curriculum on Death Penalty
Research Shows a Global Trend Towards Abolition of the Death Penalty, but More Work Remains, ACLU’s Annual Report on the Death Penalty, April 11, 2018.
- Interview with an Executioner This documentary video, produced by Terry McCaffrey, goes behind the scenes in a Mississippi Penitentiary during the last fourteen days leading up to the execution of Edward Earl Johnson…
- Kehilla Resolution on the Death Penalty (pdf)
- The Long Walk to Abolish the Death Penalty —audio by Sarah Olson (29 mins)
- Death Row USA — The NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s Criminal Justice practice issues a quarterly report entitled Death Row USA. The report contains death row populations by state, as well as other statistics pertaining to capital punishment in the US as Adobe PDF downloads.
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights (pdf)
- Prison of the Mind Marion Scherer’s acclaimed on-woman play about the death penalty on You Tube.
- Prayers Services, Sermons/Reflections, and Essays
- What People Should Know Powerpoint presentation by CPF’s Terry McCaffrey and Eric deBode
- Witness to an Execution — Tells the stories of the men and women involved with the execution of death row inmates at the Walls Unit in Huntsville, Texas. It premiered on October 20, 2000 on All Things Considered and won a Peabody Award that year.
- California Bishops Announce Support for Prop 62 to End the Use of the Death Penalty. All Life is Sacred–Innocent or Flawed. Bishops Also Oppose Prop 66 to Speed Up Executions. Available in English.
- Liturgical Resources (English), October 16 through November 6, 2016. Includes suggestions for Homilies, Petitions and Bulletin announcements.
- Liturgical Resources (Spanish) October 16 through November 6 2016, including suggestions for homilies, petitions and bulletin announcements.
- Prop. 62 Supporter Toolkit 2016
- California Death Penalty Statistics on December 2015
- Death Row USA Spring 2015 (pdf)