Newsletter: January 2018

Thursday, February 8, 2018
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.
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Amicus US Death Penalty Spring Training 2018 - BOOKING CLOSING SOON!!!

This year's Spring training is right around the corner, so come along and listen to some of our amazing speakers, incredible ex-death row inmates, and inspiring interns about Amicus and what you can do to help in our fight for justice.

Training dates are as follows:

Weekend 1: 23rd, 24th & 25th February 2018

Weekend 2: 24th & 25th March 2018

Training for both weekends will be held at Baker McKenzie. For booking and further details please see here.

Spaces are limited and subject to availiabilty so BOOK NOW!


Pledging no death penalty, Larry Krasner sworn in as Philadelphia’s District Attorney.

Larry Krasner took the oath of office as Philadelphia’s District Attorney (“DA”), declaring that “[a] movement was sworn in today,” as he began “the long road toward trading jail and death row for schools.” Read more...

End of the death penalty? Washington could become next state to abolish capital punishment.

According to commentators, Washington could soon become the 20th state to abolish the death penalty. There has been speculation in recent years as to whether the state would pass legislation to repeal the punishment. Read more...

Harris County leads Texas in life without parole sentences as death penalty recedes.
The year of 2017 was a landmark one for Harris County, the jurisdiction widely known as the ‟capital of capital punishment″. Read more...

U.S. Supreme Court orders Federal Appeals Court to reconsider case involving racially biased juror
In 1991, Keith Tharpe was sentenced to death in Georgia for the murder of his sister-in-law, Jacquelyn Freeman. Three hours before his scheduled execution  Read more...

Please get in touch with any thoughts, comments or queries. We'd love to hear from you!

Amicus would like to thank Julie Catt, Katrina Wood, Maro Polykarpou, and Rebecca O’Kane for their contributions to this month's newsletter.