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Abolishing the Death Penalty in Maryland

Resource type: Video

“Maryland today becomes the 18th state to abolish the death penalty….In doing so it joins every other western country and almost every country on the planet…..But most importantly, today, Maryland pushes America towards abolishing the death penalty and rejoining its rightful place as a global leader in the struggle for human rights.”

— NAACP President Benjamin Jealous at a March 15, 2013, press conference on the passage of the bill to repeal the death penalty in Maryland

The NAACP, National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Proteus Action League and Witness to Innocence (through a re-grant of funds from Proteus Actional League) are Atlantic grantees.