Statement by Shari Silberstein, Executive Director of Equal Justice USA:
A new report, Bridging the Divide: A new paradigm for addressing safety, crime, and victimization, was released today calling for a different approach to addressing crime.
New York, NY – Equal Justice USA (EJUSA) today announced the appointment of Sonya Shah and James Queen to its Board of Directors.
(MARYLAND, April 5, 2014) Maryland’s FY15 budget, passed today, includes new funding ($500,000) for support and services to family members of homicide victims.
Maryland’s Governor, Martin O’Malley, today signed the legislation to repeal Maryland’s death penalty. The new law makes Maryland the sixth state in six years to end the death penalty.
(MARYLAND, March 15, 2013) The Maryland State House of Delegates voted 82-56 to repeal the death penalty today, sending the bill to the Governor’s desk where it is assured a signature.
(MARYLAND, March, 6, 2013) The Maryland State Senate voted 27-20 to repeal the death penalty today.
(CONNECTICUT, April 25, 2012) Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed legislation repealing the death penalty today, making Connecticut the fifth state to do so in five years.
(ILLINOIS, March 9, 2011) — Today, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation repealing the death penalty, making Illinois the fourth states in as many years to abandon capital punishment.
New Hampshire’s death penalty study commission, which started its investigation in October 2009, just concluded its final hearing.
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