Death Penalty Related Web Sites

The Death Penalty Information Center does not endorse any of the organizations listed below nor does it guarantee the accuracy of the information posted at these sites. Similarly, we do not claim that these organizations endorse DPIC.

Government Resources

Research & Legal Sources

Advocacy and Abolitionist Groups

  • National

  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) - a variety of articles and resources on the death penalty, includes state legislation updates.
  • ACLU's Moratorium Campaign - Web-based campaign to build support for a national moratorium on executions and bring attention to death penalty issues.
  • Campaign to End the Death Penalty -a national abolitionist group, focusing on grassroots support and organization to end the death penalty
  • Citizens United for Alternatives to the Death Penalty - organization promoting viable alternatives to the death penalty and hightened visibility for those who seek better public policy in response to violent crime.
  • Equal Justice USA - a national, grassroots organization working to build a criminal justice system that is fair, effective, and humane, starting with repeal of the death penalty and increased services to families of homicide victims.
  • Friends Committee on National Legislation - a Quaker lobby in the public interest, seeks to follow the leadings of the Spirit as it speaks for itself and for like-minded Friends.
  • The Innocence Project of The National Capital Region (IPNCR) - in Washington, D.C. at the Washington College of Law at American University.
  • Journey of Hope - led by murder victim family members that conducts public education speaking tours and addresses alternatives to the death penalty.
  • Justice: Denied-The Magazine for the Wrongly Convicted- a monthly publication dealing with the death penalty, wrongful conviction and justice issues.
  • Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation -a national organization comprised of family members of murder victims and family members of those who have been executed. Advocates alternatives to the death penalty, crime prevention programs and supports programs to address the needs of victims of violence. See also:
  • Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights - is an organization with a national and international focus actively working to abolish the death penalty. MVFHR members are murder victims' family members and family members of the executed who are opposed to killing in all cases whether it be homicide, state killing, or extrajudicial killings and "disappearances."
  • - The Official website of Sr. Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking.
  • National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty - listings of abolitionist organizations (national, state, and local), legal resources, execution alerts, death penalty issues and statistics.
  • People of Faith Against the Death Penalty - a national nonprofit organization with information on educating, organizing, and mobilizing religious leaders and laity in religious communities towards abolition of the death penalty.
  • Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty
  • Students Against the Death Penalty - is a student-run organization that mobilizes youth through education and advocacy.
  • Witness to Innocence - is the nation’s only organization composed of, by, and for exonerated death row survivors and their loved ones.  The organization challenges the American public to grapple with the problem of a fatally flawed criminal justice system that sends innocent people to death row.  One of Witness to Innocence’s primary goals is to empower death row survivors and their loved ones to be effective leaders in the death penalty movement.  It provides an essential network of peer support for these individuals as they respond to the challenges and opportunities of life after exoneration.
  • International

  • Abolition UK - the only nationwide (UK) grassroots organization focused solely on the issue of death penalty abolition. They aim to strengthen the international dimension of the struggle against capital punishment.
  • Amnesty International - tracks death penalty internationally, includes statistics and general information, country reports
  • Association SAVE - provides support for individuals with claims of innocence on death row in the U.S.
  • Australian Coalition Against the Death Penalty anti-death penalty organization in Australia that supports International abolition of the death penalty and is against the re-introduction of capital punishment in Australia
  • Italian Section of Amnesty International - international death penalty documents, appeals and information
  • Bruderhof Community - articles and essays on capital punishment, includes writings from death row prisoners
  • Canadian Coalition Against the Death Penalty
  • Death Watch International - Organization based in the UK exploring the issue of the death penalty on a global scale. Their comprehensive website contains stories, news and factual information on the status of the death penalty around the world.
  • Sant'Egidio Community of Italy - an appeal for the moratorium of the death penalty all over the world by the year 2000, promoted by Sr. Helen Prejean and other organizations.
  • Ensemble Contre La Peine de Mort - held two international conferences on worldwide abolition of the death penalty and publishes an electronic newsletter (in French).
  • European Association for Human Rights - campaigns for the promotion, advancement and protection of human rights and the promotion, monitoring and support of people in emergencies, including those on death row, at national and international level. (in English and German)
  • European Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty - news, interesting personal reports about and of Death Row inmates, information about pen friends and the aims of the ECADP.
  • European Union in the United States - Site offering information on European Union policy and action on the death penalty.
  • Keine Todesstrafe (No Death Penalty) - a weblog with information in German and English.
  • International Commission against the Death Penalty - an international organization favoring abolition of the death penalty.
  • The Moratorium Campaign - works towards obtaining a moratorium on the death penalty, educating the public, and collects signatures for a petition that will be delivered to the United States representatives to the United Nations on Human Rights Day.
  • International Justice Project works towards the development, coordination and increased employment of international law and human rights standards as they pertain to capital punishment.
  • Reprieve - provides effective legal representation and humanitarian assistance to impoverished people facing the death penalty at the hands of the state in the US and the Caribbean. Reprieve's Web site is an umbrella site that catalogues all death penalty resources on the internet.
  • 20 Minutes - in death row (ma vie dans le couloir de la mort)
  • World Coalition Against the Death Penalty - Coalition committed to the universal abolition of the death penalty.



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