The Death Penalty in the US

The US state of Nebraska has abolished the death penalty.

Nebraska becomes the 19th state to abolish, and the first traditionally conservative state to do so since North Dakota in 1973.

Use our interactive map to see which states are still executing prisoners.

We aim to end the death penalty in the US and worldwide through our work on individual cases and our wider projects. We are currently assisting more than 40 people facing the death penalty in 11 countries.

The fact that it is now possible that nobody else will ever be executed in Nebraska is a huge victory. Together we can do more to put an end to executions.

Join the fight against the death penalty today.

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