• Newsletter: September 2017

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    Our newsletters are sent to members at the end of every month. They are composed of articles (usually US death penalty-themed) written by members for members.
    We publish an abbreviated version here a month after it was sent out. If you'd like to write for the newsletter and support us, click here to become a member.

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    In a post-trial interview, one of Keith Tharpe's jurors doubted that "black people even have souls." Tharpe's executed was stayed this month, on grounds of juror misconduct.

  • Newsletter: August 2017

    Saturday, September 30, 2017

    Our newsletters are sent to members at the end of every month. They are composed of articles (usually US death penalty-themed) written by members for members.
    We publish an abbreviated version here a month after it was sent out. If you'd like to write for the newsletter and support us, click here to become a member.

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    This month Florida carried out its first execution in 18 months, with a drug cocktail never before used in the US.

  • Newsletter: July 2017

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    Our newsletters are sent to members at the end of every month. They are composed of articles (usually US death penalty-themed) written by members for members.
    We publish an abbreviated version here a month after it was sent out. If you'd like to write for the newsletter and support us, click here to become a member.

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    Join us to celebrate 25 years of fighting for justice!
    Don't miss broadcaster Jon Snow in conversation with eminent human rights activist Sister Helen Prejean! With a drinks reception and auction, the event will be held on the evening of 2nd November 2017 in Inner Temple Parliament Chamber. Tickets will soon go on sale here.

  • Newsletter: June 2017

    Monday, July 31, 2017

    Our newsletters are sent to members at the end of every month. They are composed of articles (usually US death penalty-themed) written by members for members.
    We publish an abbreviated version here a month after it was sent out. If you'd like to write for the newsletter and support us, click here to become a member.

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    Check out the latest posts on our intern blog:

    "Assuming my parents won’t get to read this blog while I am away..." Christine waxes lyrical about her Baltimore experience.

    Reflecting on her time in New Orleans, Shareei says that an Amicus internship is "an opportunity you will definitely not forget."

  • Newsletter: May 2017

    Friday, June 30, 2017

    Our newsletters are sent to members at the end of every month. They are composed of articles (usually US death penalty-themed) written by members for members.
    We publish an abbreviated version here a month after it was sent out. If you'd like to write for the newsletter and support us, click here to become a member.

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    Did you know that Sister Helen Prejean will be coming to celebrate our 25th anniversary with us in November? Save the date!

    This month, Sister Helen tweeted:
    "The death penalty is connected to the three deepest wounds of our society: racism, poverty, and violence."

  • Newsletter: April 2017

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    Our newsletters are sent to members at the end of every month. They are composed of articles (usually US death penalty-themed) written by members for members.
    We publish an abbreviated version here a month after it was sent out. If you'd like to write for the newsletter and support us, click here to become a member.

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    Did you know that the capital defence community across the US has come together in light of developments in Arkansas?

    Today an attorney friend of Amicus said:
    "Hello from the battlefront in Arkansas... Long day ahead. Last scheduled execution today. Our client of the past three weeks. Heavy sigh and off to work."

    We are thinking of our capital defence friends (including some of our interns) who are working hard to fight for justice in Arkansas right now.

  • London office vacancy: Intern for July, August and September 2017

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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

    Please send us a CV and a cover letter, outlining how you meet the requirements. Deadline: Monday 12th June 2017 at 9am.

  • Supreme Court victory for Bobby Moore

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    Bobby Moore with long-term Amicus support Sophie.

    Kimmie Fearnside, Associate Solicitor, writes on a case that is close to our heart

  • Newsletter: March 2017

    Sunday, April 30, 2017

    Our newsletters are sent to members at the end of every month. They are composed of articles (usually US death penalty-themed) written by members for members.
    We publish an abbreviated version here a month after it was sent out. If you'd like to write for the newsletter and support us, click here to become a member.

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    Did you know that this year marks our 25th anniversary?
    (Details of celebrations coming soon)

    This month intern Julie said:
    "Before 8th November it was amusing; now that policies are actually being put in place by the Executive, it feels like a tragedy."

    Read Julie's latest blog from Pennsylvania here

  • Newsletter: February 2017

    Friday, March 31, 2017

    Our newsletters are sent to members at the end of every month. They are composed of articles (usually US death penalty-themed) written by members for members.
    We publish an abbreviated version here a month after it was sent out. If you'd like to write for the newsletter and support us, click here to become a member.

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    This newsletter is all about Trump: on the death penalty, on crime, on race and on guns. Read on to find out why our cause needs you now more than ever.

    This month our intern Klara (UK) said:
    "[My time at Amicus] has both affirmed my decision to work in the legal field as well as provoked me to become a great deal more active in my opposition of the death penalty."
    Klara talks about her office internship experience here.

  • Newsletter: January 2017

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Our newsletters are sent to members at the end of every month. They are composed of articles (usually US death penalty-themed) written by members for members.
    We publish an abbreviated version here a month after it was sent out. If you'd like to write for the newsletter and support us, click here to become a member.

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    Did you know that this year marks our 25th anniversary? (Details of celebrations coming soon)

    This month our intern Shiryn (UK) said:
    "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."

    Shiryn discussed her office internship experience here, while Kirsten chronicled her Lousiana travels here.

  • Newsletter: December 2016

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    Our newsletters are sent to members at the end of every month. They are composed of articles (usually US death penalty-themed) written by members for members.
    We publish an abbreviated version here a month after it was sent out. If you'd like to write for the newsletter and support us, click here to become a member.

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    "It’s 40 Christmases later now, and I still remember the pain, loneliness, and sense of helplessness of that place. I remember those who were with me on death row, often think of those there now, and never forget the families who are suffering alongside - but apart from - their incarcerated loved ones."
    Roy Keine (released from death row in 1976), NCADP

  • London office vacancy: Intern

    Monday, January 16, 2017

    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.

  • Newsletter: November 2016

    Saturday, December 31, 2016

    Our newsletters are sent to members at the end of every month. They are composed of articles (usually US death penalty-themed) written by members for members.
    We publish an abbreviated version here a month after it was sent out. If you'd like to write for the newsletter and support us, click here to become a member.

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    Did you know... only 20 of the 153 exonerations have been due to DNA evidence? This means an overwhelming majority of the exonerations have been due to factors such as false informant testimony.
    DPIC

  • Newsletter: October 2016

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Our newsletters are sent to members at the end of every month. They are composed of articles (usually US death penalty-themed) written by members for members.
    We publish an abbreviated version here a month after it was sent out. If you'd like to write for the newsletter and support us, click here to become a member.

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    Did you know... the average time spent on death row for all exonerated individuals is over 11 years? 
    DPIC

  • Newsletter: September 2016

    Monday, October 31, 2016

    Our newsletters are sent to members at the end of every month. They are composed of articles (usually US death penalty-themed) written by members for members.
    We publish an abbreviated version here a month after it was sent out. If you'd like to write for the newsletter and support us, click here to become a member.

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    Did you know... white male jurors are seven times more likely to vote for the death penalty than black jurors? 
    'Object Anyway', Radiolab Presents: More Perfect podcast, 2016

  • Introducing the ELSA Amicus Essay Prize

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    We are supporting ELSA UK and ELSA Ireland with an exciting essay competition. Open now!

  • Newsletter: August 2016

    Friday, September 30, 2016

    Our newsletters are sent to members at the end of every month. They are composed of articles (usually US death penalty-themed) written by members for members.
    We publish an abbreviated version here a month after it was sent out. If you'd like to write for the newsletter and support us, click here to become a member.

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    Did you know... jurors in Washington state are three times more likely to recommend a death sentence for a black defendant than for a white defendant in a similar case? 
    Prof. K. Beckett, Univ. of Washington, 2014

  • Newsletter: July 2016

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    Our newsletters are sent to members at the end of every month. They are composed of articles (usually US death penalty-themed) written by members for members.
    We publish an abbreviated version here a month after it was sent out. If you'd like to write for the newsletter and support us, click here to become a member.

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    Did you know... the total number of exonerations since 1973 is 156? Together, these exonerees spent a total of 1,779 years on death row.
    DPIC

  • London office vacancy: Intern

    Thursday, August 18, 2016

    Intern Kate reacting to some shocking statistics about the death penalty

    APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

    Fancy volunteering in our London office over the autumn? 

    Please contact us if you'd like to apply, and we'll ask you to send a CV and a covering letter, outlining how you meet the requirements. Deadline: Sunday 11 September 2016 at 5pm.

  • Newsletter: June 2016

    Sunday, July 31, 2016

    Our newsletters are sent to members at the end of every month. They are composed of articles (usually US death penalty-themed) written by members for members.
    We publish an abbreviated version here a month after it was sent out. If you'd like to write for the newsletter and support us, click here to become a member.

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    Did you know... almost all defendants in capital cases cannot afford their own attorneys? 
    DPIC

  • On the anniversary of Andrew Lee Jones's execution

    Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    A message to all Amicus supporters from our founder, Jane Officer, in memory of her friend Andrew Lee Jones.

  • Newsletter: May 2016

    Thursday, June 30, 2016

    Our newsletters are sent to members at the end of every month. They are composed of articles (usually US death penalty-themed) written by members for members.
    We publish an abbreviated version here a month after it was sent out. If you'd like to write for the newsletter and support us, click here to become a member.

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    Did you know... "[d]eath row inmates today face a one-in-three chance of being executed without having the case properly investigated by a competent attorney and without having any claims of innocence or unfairness presented or heard"?
    Lethal Indifference: The Fatal Combination of Incompetent Attorneys and Unaccountable Courts, Texas Defender Service, 2002

  • SCOTUS accepts Bobby Moore's case

    Tuesday, June 7, 2016

    The Supreme Court of the United States grants cert in the Moore case.

  • Newsletter: April 2016

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    Our newsletters are sent to members at the end of every month. They are composed of articles (usually US death penalty-themed) written by members for members.
    We publish an abbreviated version here a month after it was sent out. If you'd like to write for the newsletter and support us, click here to become a member.

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    This issue included a link to the Amicus Journal Issue 37 - a Missouri special. This is a benefit for members.

    Did you know... between 1976 and 2002, 44 people with intellectual disability were executed?
    Keyes, Edwards & Perske, Mental Retardation, Vol. 3, June 2002, pp. 243-44.

  • Why Art for Amicus?

    Monday, May 9, 2016

    “Prison art is an expression of the human spirit and imagination, just as barbed wire, gun towers and steel bars serve as daily reminders of lost freedom, privacy and human dignity.”
    Larry Brewster, University of San Francisco

  • Film Series 2016: The Colour of Justice: Have you reserved your tickets?

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016

    Throughout 2016, we are showing four films that highlight how justice is never black and white. Buy your tickets now!

    Tickets (donations)
  • More on Moore

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016

    Another blog about Bobby Moore's Supreme Court appeal this Friday

  • New Amicus internship opportunity with The Constitution Project

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016

    Be a part of history! Help to review Oklahoma's use of the death penalty. 

  • London office vacancy: Membership & Communications Intern

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016

    APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

    Fancy volunteering in our London office over the summer? 

    Please contact us, and we'll ask you to send a CV and a covering letter, outlining how you meet the requirements. DeadlineSunday 12 June 2016 at 5pm.