Read Priscilla Hutton’s blog on the current state of our prison system.
- A Prayer to Abolish the Death Penalty by S. Helen Prejean, CSJ – order bulk copies
- Brochure “Renewing A Culture of Life” English and Spanish sample available online or purchase in packs of 100 or more.
- State by state info
- Curriculum for students
- www.deathpenaltyinfo.org Death penalty quiz and excellent information including state by state information.
- www.amnestyinternational.org – Numerous fact materials
- www.discoverhumanrights.org – Several educational pieces; especially “Take action on the Death Penalty,” an idea resource.
- www.usccb.org Prayer to end the death penalty; several bishops’ statements and multiple statements of the Catholic Church under the topic human life and dignity (brochure on death penalty not the updated version)
- http://www.projectsalam.org legal advocacy project for Muslims
- 7 Myths about the Death Penalty from Indiana Abolition Coalition
- “Why Such Violent Treatment of These Women in El Salvador?” – asks Commission on Human Rights.
- Coffee Shop God by Therese Bartholomew, April, 2009
- Fighting for their Lives: Inside the Experience of Capital Defense Attorneys by Susannah Sheffer, March, 2013
- Grave Injustice: Unearthing Wrongful Executions by Richard A. Stack, April, 2013
- I Am Troy Davis by Jen Marlowe and Martina Davis-Correia with Troy Anthony Davis September, 2013.
- The Inferno: A Southern Morality Tale by Joseph B. Ingle, February, 2012.
- Exonerated: The Sabrina Butler Story by Sabrina Butler-Porter, 2012
- The Final Escape by David Hammer, 2004
- The Final Gift by Therese Bartholomew – 2012 See review: www.restorativejustice.org
- The Exonerated –2005 about six death row inmates given reprieves on the eve before their scheduled execution.
- Interview with an Executioner – by Amnesty International www.youtube.com
The following Web sites may be useful for those wanting to learn more about the death penalty and prison reform. For more general resources that may also tie in with prison issues, see the resources section.
Federal Bureau of Prisons
The Federal Bureau of Prisons is an agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. Find information about current programs available for inmates. www.bop.gov
Amnesty International – Death Penalty
Amnesty International opposes the death penalty in all cases without exception regardless of the nature of the crime, the characteristics of the offender, or the method used by the state to kill the prisoner. www.amnesty.org/en/death-penalty
Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM)
FAMM is the national voice for fair and proportionate sentencing laws. They seek to shine a light on the human face of sentencing, advocate for state and federal sentencing reform, and mobilize thousands of individuals and families whose lives are adversely affected by unjust sentences. www.famm.org
Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE)
CURE is a grassroots organization founded in Texas in 1972. They believe that prisons should be used only for those who absolutely must be incarcerated and that those who are incarcerated should have all of the resources they need to turn their lives around. www.curenational.org