Killing Capital Punishment

By: Lily Hughes
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Officials in Oklahoma and other states are scrambling to figure out a way to kill people.

Concerned over a lack of access to lethal injection drugs, the Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill in late April approving the use of the gas chamber for executions.

Critical Alert Mumia in Grave Condition

Prison Radio
Monday, April 27, 2015

Please read through this action alert and letter from supporters of Mumia Abu Jamal and consider sending the below letter as well making phone calls to advocate for medical attention for Mumia. He needs our support now!

Dear <<First Name>>,

Mumia Abu-Jamal was seen today by his wife and his condition has worsened. He, is gravely ill.  We are asking everyone to call the prison. Right now. It may be late, but call whenever you get this.

By: Lily Hughes
Socialist Worker
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

THE LOUISIANA justice system isn't known for its humane treatment of prisoners--and with the recent denial of compensation to exonerated death row prisoner Glenn Ford, the state more than lives up to its reputation for harsh injustice.

Ford was convicted by an all-white jury for the 1983 robbery and murder of Shreveport watchmaker Isadore Duncan, and sent to death row in 1984. From the beginning, Ford stated that he was nowhere near the crime scene when the murder occurred. He was convicted based on shaky testimony from an eyewitness who later admitted that she lied about Ford's involvement in the crime.

BREAKING NEWS: Rodney Reed granted a stay of execution by CCA
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

We have just learned that the execution of Rodney Reed has been stayed for now, by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA). The fight isn’t over until a new trial is granted, but this is great news!!

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