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Amicus is a small charity that helps provide representation for those facing the death penalty in the United States.
We believe the death penalty is disproportionately imposed on the most vulnerable in society, violating their right to due process and equal justice before the law. Our aims are to provide better access to justice and to raise awareness of potential abuses of defendants' rights.
We are not a campaigning organisation. We believe we can make the greatest difference through frontline work.

The death penalty is legal in 31 states, and in military and federal courts. Learn more about the history here.

INNOCENCE

Since 1973, more than 150 people have been released from death row with evidence of their innocence.


POLITICS

As judges and prosecutors in the US are often elected, politics and popular opinion are ever-present in the courtroom.

POVERTY

"Many Americans have begun to worry that the death penalty in this country is not reserved for the 'worst of the worst,' but for the poorest of the poor."

MENTAL HEALTH

Between 1976 and 2002, 44 people with intellectual disability were executed.



LETHAL INJECTION

Execution drug shortages are changing the landscape of capital punishment.



RACE

“Over 75% of murder victims in cases resulting in an execution were white, even though nationally only 50% of murder victims are white.”

MEMBERSHIP

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CASEWORK

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INTERNSHIPS

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TRAINING

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LATEST NEWS & BLOG

Klara (with our other intern Abbey) helping out at Amicus Training.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Klara, UK

"They were no longer a generic group of prisoners facing injustice, but individual people – each with their own hobbies (e.g. stamp collecting), passions (e.g. sunbathing) and talents."

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Kirsten, FL

Here, Kirsten chronicles her trip to New Orleans at Christmas time, highlighting her food experiences along the way: "When travelling I’ve always found that the best way to do it is through food and drink."

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Shiryn, UK

"I found it staggering to realise that the vital work I have been doing here in the office could help to save a life across the pond."

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Monday, January 16, 2017

London office vacancy: Intern

Fight for justice on death row from our office in central London!

Please send us a CV and a covering letter, outlining how you meet the requirements. Deadline: Monday 30th January 2017 at 9am.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Sam, TX

Originally published in the Huffington Post, here Sam considers his time in Texas.

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