Death Penalty Opponents Score Win in NH, Fight Bill in Massachusetts

On January 6, the New Hampshire House voted against a bill that would have allowed the state to execute people because they committed murder under a wider range of circumstances than allowed under current law. The vote was 201-161.

Meanwhile in Massachusetts, a bill to reinstate the death penalty in the state is pending in the legislature. A group of people is organizing to fight the measure. They meet monthly in the Springfield area. For more information e-mail mcadp1@aol.com or cajowl66@aol.com or call (413) 567-3451.

The Innocence Project is a national non-profit group in New York that has used DNA testing to free innocent people from death row. There are about 200,000 wrongfully convicted people in prison in the U.S., according to the book Actual Innocence by New York Times columnist Jim Dwyer and two other authors. More information is at www.InnocenceProject.org

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