Mark George KC

It is with deep sadness that we share the awful news that our trustee, mentor, friend and beating heart of Amicus, Mark George KC, died on Tuesday 21st December 2022.

He was a huge part of what we do and will leave a massive hole but also a powerful legacy. Deepest condolences to his partner Sue and his family.

Peter Pringle

It is with deep sorrow that we share the sad news that our dear friend, Peter Pringle, has passed away on Saturday, 31 December.

Peter was an amazing inspiration, a survivor, a strong, kind and loving soul that we will all miss.

Condolences to his family and the wonderful Sunny, who was his life and soulmate.

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.
We aim 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 27 states, and in federal and military courts. Learn more about the history here


Since 1973, more than 165 people have been released from death row with evidence of their innocence.


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


"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."


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


Execution drug shortages are changing the landscape of capital punishment.


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


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