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Abraham J. Bonowitz is an Ohio native who has helped pass death penalty repeal legislation in New Jersey, New Mexico, Illinois, Connecticut and Maryland. He has joined the OTSE team as a consultant and serves of the State Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator for Amnesty International USA. Follow him on Twitter @abrahambonowitz

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People outside holding a long white banner with black letters saying We remember the victims...But not with more killing and www.abolition.org and a phone number
06 December 2017

November 15 ended up being the third time since 1946 that an execution in the US was left unfinished....

Bald old man with black-rimmed glasses and ears sticking out on each side of his had big a huge frown as if he has not teeth in a white hospital gown looking very sad
02 November 2017

Ohio plans to execute Alva Campbell on November 15, 2017, in revenge for his 1997 murder of Charles Dials, a crime to which Campbell confessed and pled...

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03 October 2017

Politicians reversing themselves on key policy positions is often portrayed as weakness. Governor John Kasich...

23 January 2014
I have seen images of many executions over the decades that I’ve been working to end the death penalty. One that stands out in my mind is film footage of an...
14 March 2009
Greetings From New Mexico! On Friday, March 13, 2009, the New Mexico Senate voted 24-18 to repeal the death penalty in New Mexico and replace it with a...