Lawmaker behind successful drive to abolish death penalty in NH speaks in Reston on Oct. 5

September 18, 2019
leader of New Hampshire’s successful drive to abolish the death penalty – making it the 21st state to do so — will deliver the keynote at the annual luncheon of Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (VADP) in Reston on Oct. 5…Read More >>

Bill to ban death penalty for severely mentally ill clears GOP-controlled Va. Senate

January 17, 2019
Virginia’s Republican-controlled state Senate voted Thursday to ban the death penalty for criminal defendants with severe mental illness, despite warnings…Read More >>

Ban on execution of mentally ill moves forward in Virginia Senate

January 14, 2019
A state Senate panel voted Monday to bar the execution of people with serious mental illnesses. The same bill failed last year, but a last-minute move by Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Warm Springs, will send the legislation to the Senate floor. The Senate Courts of Justice Committee voted for the bill 8-6…Read More >>