A small step closer to a moratorium on the death penalty

The proposal for a moratorium on Alabama's death penalty -- long an Arise issue priority -- made a small but significant step forward this session. After a public hearing that continued over several weeks, the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee recommended on April 7 that a House Joint Resolution be offered to begin formal review of the moratorium proposal. Among those speaking in favor of the moratorium was ACPP policy analyst Stephen Stetson, who offered this testimony.

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