Whether you're new to anti-death penalty activism, or whether you've been doing this work for a long time, it's always good to know what kind of resources exist to help you with community education, grassroots organizing, and strategic partnerships. Here are some of the ones we recommend to get you started!

Pile of Books

Book and Text-based Resources

  • Death Penalty Information Center

  • A Death Before Dying: Solitary Confinement on Death Row

  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

  • Dead Man Walking by Sister Helen Prejean

  • The Child in the Electric Chair: The Execution of George Junius Stinney Jr. and the Making of a Tragedy in the American South by Eli Faber

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TV, Movie, and Visual Resurces

  • Dead Man Walking 

  • Into the Abyss

  • True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality (HBO)

  • Rectify (Netflix)

  • Just Mercy

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Related Organizations

  • Justice 360

  • Journey of Hope… From Violence to Healing

  • Death Penalty Action

  • Equal Justice Initiative

  • Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

  • North Carolina Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

  • Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

  • Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

  • Floridians for Alternatives to the death penalty

  • Ohioans to Stop Executions

  • Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty—Alabama