Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is a state-sanctioned practice of killing a person as a punishment for a crime. The sentence ordering that an offender is to be punished in such a manner is known as a death sentence, and the act of carrying out the sentence is known as an execution.
We are repairing the Commonwealth through the education of our shared history and advocacy for the abolition of the death penalty.
Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation are men who want crops without plowing the ground.
– Frederick Douglass