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

Painted Living Room

TV, Movie, and Visual Resurces

  • Dead Man Walking 

  • Into the Abyss

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

  • Rectify (Netflix)

  • Just Mercy