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Nov 24, 2020

Gallup Poll: Public Support for the Death Penalty Lowest in a Half-Century

Public sup­port for the death penal­ty is at its low­est lev­el in a half-cen­tu­ry, with oppo­si­tion high­er than any time since 1966, accord­ing to the 2020 annu­al Gallup poll on Americans’ atti­tudes about cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment. Fifty-five per­cent o…

Nov 16, 2020

News Brief — Journey of Hope Founder Bill Pelke Dies

Bill Pelke (pic­tured, speak­ing to a group of stu­dents in Uganda in 2014), death penal­ty abo­li­tion­ist and founder of the Journey of Hope, died November 12, 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska. Pelke began his work to end the death penal­ty after his grandmoth…

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