It has repeatedly been shown that the death penalty does not deter crime in our communities, and it does not deter crime inside our prisons. Yet, New Hampshire remains the only state in New England where the death penalty is legal.
Across the country, over 165 people have been wrongly convicted and exonerated from death row because of racial bias, prosecutorial misconduct, faulty evidence, unreliable eyewitness testimony, or poor legal defense. New Hampshire is not immune to any of these — and we are naive if we believe our criminal justice system is infallible. The only way to ensure that we never execute an innocent person is to repeal the death penalty.
Join us in ending this ineffective, discriminatory, costly, and archaic practice in our state. Call your State Senator and urge them to vote to override Governor Sununu's veto of SB 593 - to repeal the New Hampshire death penalty.
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