American Civil Liberties Union
The work of the ACLU includes The Capital Punishment Project which works toward the repeal of the death penalty in the United States through strategic litigation, advocacy, public education, and training programs for capital defense teams.
Death Penalty Information Center
This organization is, by far, the best source of information on the death penalty in the United States. The Death Penalty Information Center is a national non-profit organization serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment. Founded in 1990, the Center promotes informed discussion of the death penalty by preparing in-depth reports, conducting briefings for journalists, and serving as a resource to those working on this issue. The Center releases an annual report on the death penalty, highlighting significant developments and featuring the latest statistics. The Center also produces groundbreaking reports on various issues related to the death penalty such as arbitrariness, costs, innocence, and race.
Equal Justice USA
Equal Justice USA (EJUSA) is a national organization that works to transform the justice system by promoting responses to violence that break cycles of trauma. We work at the intersection of criminal justice, public health, and racial justice to elevate healing over retribution, meet the needs of survivors, advance racial equity, and build community safety.
Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops
The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops consistently speak out against executions in Florida. Their lobbyist, Ingrid Delgado, lobbies the state legislature and works to end the use of the death penalty in Florida. She is also an active member of Tallahassee Citizens Against the Death Penalty and Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.
Florida Supreme Court
Florida death warrant cases are filed in the Florida Supreme Court. Information on the warrant and the facts of the case can be found on the public website. In addition, oral arguments can be viewed on line.
Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
FADP is a non-profit and non-partisan Florida organization of individuals and groups united to abolish the Death Penalty in Florida. FADP works to build a strong, diverse, statewide, grassroots movement which:
- Opposes executions
- Reduces the application of the Death Penalty until it is ultimately abolished
- Protects the humanity of all persons impacted by the Death Penalty
- Educates Floridians about the Death Penalty
- Provides concrete action steps for individuals and groups
Innocence Project of Florida
The Innocence Project of Florida (IPF) is a non-profit organization founded in January 2003 to help innocent prisoners in Florida obtain their freedom and rebuild their lives. Exonerations through DNA testing has shown to greatly influence attitudes about the finality of death sentences.
I Was In Prison Ministry
This is a ministry of Dale Recinella, a Catholic Correctional Chaplain Florida’s Death Row. Dale and his wife, Susan, minister to prisoners on death row and their families.
The death penalty is plagued with racial disparities. The NAACP work for criminal justice reform and an end to the death penalty. In states across the country, African Americans are disproportionately represented on death row and among those who have been executed. Black people make up 13 percent of the population, but they make up 42 percent of death row and 35 percent of those executed. In addition, many studies have found the race of the victim to affect who receives the death penalty, with homicides of white victims more likely to result in the death penalty.
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty’s mission is to abolish the death penalty in the United States and support efforts to abolish the death penalty worldwide. It is the nation’s oldest organization dedicated exclusively to the abolition of the death penalty. It leads a national movement against the death penalty fueled by a broad-based national constituency and more than 100 Affiliate organizations.
New Jerseyans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (NJADP)
The state of New Jersey abolished the death penalty in 2007. Information and a video on how they accomplished this can be found on their website. Following our successful campaign, NJADP seeks to achieve public and political support for the elimination of capital punishment in the United States and promotes public policies and programs designed to ensure justice and healing in the criminal justice system and in our communities.
Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Texas has executed more people than any other state since the death penalty was reinstated. The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty is a statewide, grassroots advocacy organization working to end the death penalty.
Witness to Innocence
Witness to Innocence is the nation’s only organization dedicated to empowering exonerated death row survivors to be the most powerful and effective voice in the struggle to end the death penalty in the United States. Through public speaking, testifying in state legislatures, media work, and active participation in our nation’s cultural life, our members are helping to end the death penalty by educating the public about innocence and wrongful convictions.