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ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY IN MISSOURI

Missourians for Alternatives to 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.

 

The Death Penalty in Missouri at a Glance

  • Number of executions since 1976: 90

  • Number of known innocent people freed from death row: 4

  • Number of persons currently on death row: 20

  • Last execution: Walter “Arkie” Barton, May 19th, 2020. Walter Barton was sentenced in 1994 for the 1991 murder of Glady’s Keuhler despite national outcry and concerns about his innocence. 

  • *Death from COVID-19: Richard Davis, Dec 1, 2020

  • In 2020, Missouri had no new death sentences.

  • No Missouri juries have sentenced someone to death since 2013.

  • Pending death penalty cases have declined dramatically over the last ten years.

Please read the 2020 Missouri Annual Report here.

 

Help MADP stop the execution of an intellectually disabled man on Missouri's death row, Ernest Lee Johnson. Sign and share the petition today.

 

OUR WORK

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LEGISLATIVE

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POLICY ISSUES

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PEOPLE ON MISSOURI'S DEATH ROW

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PROSECUTOR ACCOUNTABILITY

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EVENTS AND PROGRAMMING

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FAITHFUL FIFTY AND AFFILIATES

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CHAPTERS

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PEN PALS AND SPIRITUAL ADVISORS

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RESOURCES

 
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Sign our petitions for clemency for those facing execution in Missouri.

 
 

Make a donation below and receive books, and abolition gear for you or a loved one.

You will find: death penalty reports from Death Penalty Information Center, and Equal Justice Initiative. MADP t-shirts, and more coming soon.

 

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©2020 by Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.