Public safety officials were once hesitant to speak out against the death penalty. But today — after 150 innocent people have been exonerated in from death rows across the country — many are beginning to voice serious concerns about the death penalty’s mistakes, waste, and unfairness.
In this video from the Center for Death Penalty Litigation, Gerald Galloway, a longtime police chief from Southern Pines, N.C., and Jennie Lancaster, a former warden and chief deputy secretary with the N.C. Department of Corrections who helped manage 14 executions, add their voices to the growing chorus of people who doubt the death penalty’s ability to keep us safe.
- Public Safety Officials on the Death Penalty
- N.C. Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty: Executions Fail to Deter Crime
- Former NC Supreme Court Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake: The Death Penalty is Unfair and Unconstitutional
- N.C. Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty
- Police Chiefs: Death Penalty Not an Important Tool