ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY IN MISSOURI
Missourians to Abolish the Death Penalty (MADP) is a statewide organization working to repeal the death penalty in Missouri by educating citizens and legislators regarding the costs and consequences of capital punishment. We seek to empower murder victim family members, exonerees, communities, racial justice advocates, various faith and conscience traditions, as well as individuals, to collaborate in creating new opportunities for abolition. With coalition partners, we address root causes of capital punishment by soliciting direct advocacy to oppose individual executions and the systemic conditions which permit them. Through alerts to our members, media placements, and educational events, we work to stop executions and to make lasting change to the criminal legal system.
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THE DEATH PENALTY IN MISSOURI AT A GLANCE
Number of executions since 1976: 95
Number of known innocent people freed from death row: 4
Number of persons currently on death row: 18
Leonard "Raheem" Taylor - February 7th, 2023
*Death from COVID-19: Richard Davis, Dec 1, 2020
Pending death penalty cases have declined dramatically over the last ten years. There are 13 pending cases in Jan. 2023.
New death sentences in Missouri are few and far between. There has been one death sentence in 9 years. The last person sentenced to death is Darren Emery out of St. Charles County.
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