Stop assembly line of executions in Arkansas - updated
Arkansas scheduled 8 executions to take place in 10 days this April. The first two executions were stayed, but the state is still on track to execute 6 men in 7 days. There hasn’t been a torrent of executions like this in the last 40 years anywhere in the U.S. Please sign our petition below to ask the Governor of Arkansas to intervene to stop this injustice.
Why is Arkansas rushing this life and death matter? The drugs the state acquired to execute expire at the end of the month. No really, that’s the reason.
Executions leave a wake of destruction in their path – not the least, corrections officers who will participate in this onslaught of executions. Many individuals who have participated in executions have testified that the experience was traumatic. It’s frightening to imagine these rushed executions will do to the Arkansas Department of Corrections staff.
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Equal Justice USA and the Arkansas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty are working with several other organizations to collect signatures and will deliver petitions to Governor Hutchinson on Friday, April 14, in Little Rock. Other groups collecting signatures are ACLU, ACLU Arkansas, Catholic Mobilizing Network, Amnesty International USA, Death Penalty Action, and others. If you choose to opt-in to the EJUSA and/or the ACADP list, your email will only be added to those lists.