AFSC’s New Hampshire Program Coordinator, Arnie Alpert, was a guest on New Hampshire Public Radio’s “The Exchange,” hosted by Laura Knoy, on September 7, 2011. The topic was the history of debates over the death penalty in New Hampshire.
If legislators are really looking for expensive, ineffective government programs to eliminate, they can start with HB 147, the bill to add homicide committed in the course of a “home invasion” to the list of crimes punishable by execution.
Sr. Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States and of The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions, will be the special guest speaker at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the NH Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.
Sr. Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States and of The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions, will lead a discussion with religious leaders about the death penalty.
On the day the New Hampshire’s Death Penalty Study Commission released its reports, in which a narrow majority of members called for retaining the state’s death penalty, a group of faith-based activists met in the office of the NH Council of Churches to discuss ways to deepen the movement for death penalty repeal.
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