Sister Helen Prejean Returns to Delaware

We are excited to announce that Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, will be returning to Delaware this March! Sister Helen is a prominent death penalty repeal activist who has dedicated her life to ending the death penalty. Her advocacy work has been an inspiration to many within this movement, and we are […]

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Witness To Innocence Comes to Delaware

Since 1973, 143 people from 26 states have been freed from death row after evidence revealed that they were innocent. That’s one innocent person exonerated from death row for every ten who have been executed. This February, 15 of those exonerees will come to Delaware to share their stories of how the innocent can be […]

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“And thus, I became a killer, too.”

“We were the jury. 12 regular, untrained citizens who assumed the burden of determining whether or not he would die for his crime.  Your dentist, your child’s kindergarten teacher, the accountant next door, your grandma, your 19 year old daughter, and me—asked to immerse ourselves for weeks in the details of a violent murder.  Asked […]

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Rescheduled: DCODP Annual Meeting

Due to weather conditions, The DCODP annual meeting and film screening of The Final Gift, originally set for December 10th, has been rescheduled. The event will now take place on Tuesday, December 17th.

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Event: A Panel on the Death Penalty

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“I believe there is a fatal flaw in Delaware’s death penalty system.”

On Sunday, November 10th, a panel of seven African American judges from across the state joined together to discuss race and the criminal justice system in Delaware.  The event was hosted by The Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow, a Delaware Repeal Project partner. Among the many topics discussed at the events, the judges […]

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Pictures: Sister Helen Prejean in Delaware

On October 9th, Sister Helen Prejean joined together with the Delaware’s religious, political, and community leaders in support of Senate Bill 19, the bill the repeal the death penalty.   Her message was simple – with such overwhelming support from across Delaware, Senate Bill 19 deserves the chance to be voted on. Sister Helen spoke to […]

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The light at the end of the tunnel: A message from Kirk Bloodsworth

I’m Kirk Noble Bloodsworth. I spent 10 years in prison in Maryland, 2 on death row, as an innocent man.  For the last year, I have been helping with the death penalty repeal effort here in Delaware. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel! With your help, in early 2014 Delaware […]

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Write a Letter to the Editor

One of the best ways you can help the repeal movement is by writing a Letter to the Editor in support of SB 19 and death penalty repeal. Each published letter in support of repeal becomes an important part of the public conversation on the death penalty. We need to hear from you! Writing a […]

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Host a Letter Writing Party!

How to Host a Letter Writing Party When deciding whether to support or oppose legislation, elected officials weigh heavily the input they receive from their constituents. Writing a handwritten letter to your Representative is one of the easiest and most effective ways to advocate for the repeal of Delaware’s death penalty. But why stop at […]

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