• See the VADP annual report for 2020-21

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  • Read the history of death penalty abolition in Virginia

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  • Virginia Abolishes the Death Penalty After 413 Years and 1,390 Executions

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  • VADP Remarks at Death Penalty Abolition Bill Signing Ceremony

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Virginia Abolishes the Death Penalty After 413 Years and 1,390 Executions

On March 24th, Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation that abolished capital punishment in Virginia.  This was truly a day to celebrate! Thirty years ago the founders of what came to be known as VADP took the first steps toward ending state-sponsored killing.  Our journey is now almost over, thanks to all of you and many […]

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