Join us on March 1, 2014, in Tucson for DPAA's Annual Meeting. All are welcome to attend this event, which takes place on International Death Penalty Abolition Day.
The event will feature a keynote speech by Gregory Kuykendall, Director, Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Program, and a speech by Joe Hedgecock. Joe served as juror on the first of two trials that found Ray Krone guilty of first degree murder. Ray was exonerated, and at this point Joe's personal experiences with the errors in the judicial system have lead him to be a proponent for abolishing the death penalty.
For more information, please see our News & Events section.
Conservatives Opposing the Death Penalty
MSNBC commentator Lawrence O'Donnell discusses conservative opposition to the death penalty: "A group of conservatives have launched a group to try and get more Republicans to come out against capital punishment. Lawrence O’Donnell has more in his Rewrite."
The 2% Death Penalty
"Although death penalty cases come from a small number of counties, all state taxpayers share the high cost of pursuing the death penalty, and the costs of review by federal courts are drawn from taxpayers across the country." We encourage you to watch this video from the Death Penalty Information Center entitled "The 2% Death Penalty: How a Minority of Counties Produce Most Death Cases".