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The Promise of Justice Initiative
The Promise of Justice Initiative is a private, non-profit that advocates for humane, fair, and equal treatment of individuals in the criminal justice system.
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The Promise of Justice Initiative May 29
There is a crisis at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Substandard conditions have led to gross mistreatment of people and unnecessary deaths in the jail. Sign the petition to demand better conditions!
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The Promise of Justice Initiative May 28
LA Senate panel shoots down dangerous bid to make the sources of execution drugs a secret - could have led to botched executions, no oversight.
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The Promise of Justice Initiative May 28
"We're not dealing with heat here, we're dealing with extreme heat," said , the executive director of the , a New Orleans-based criminal justice nonprofit. "In this day and age, it's unconscionable." via
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The Promise of Justice Initiative May 24
Pro-death penalty extremists are trying to push a bill dismantling transparency in execution protocols in Louisiana. says this is a “gesture of dictatorships”
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G ben cohen May 23
Profoundly thankful to Rep. Terry Landry for bringing the conversation of ridding Louisiana of the ... Going to make Louisiana a better place.
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The Promise of Justice Initiative May 22
What can you do with 282 million dollars? Voting Yes on HB215 will save Louisiana $282 million dollars according to Fmr Judge Calvin Johnson & Prof William Quigley Yes on HB#215.
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The Promise of Justice Initiative May 22
Today, for the first time in 40 years, the full Louisiana House debates repealing death penalty. Contact your reps and encourage your networks to do the same, to say yes on 215.
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The Promise of Justice Initiative May 21
Louisiana spent $150 million over 10 yrs for a failed govt program. It's time to get rid of the .
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The Promise of Justice Initiative May 21
: “Per capita, our state has wrongfully condemned more people to death than any other state.” Glenn Ford. John Thompson. And 9 other men. Louisiana has the chance to become the first “Deep South” state to end the , the time is now.
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G ben cohen May 20
Listen to Rep Crews calling for the death penalty to demonstrate the right to life, while insisting that the chance of loss of innocent life is not an argument for abolition. Innocent life, he says, will be lost!
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The Promise of Justice Initiative May 20
So proud of our Light of Justice Project Director, Calvin Duncan, who graduated from this weekend. Calvin was wrongfully convicted for 28 years and has never stopped fighting for the rights of incarcerated people then and now. You’re an inspiration, Calvin!
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The Promise of Justice Initiative May 14
We're so proud to be a part of this team!
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Taniel May 14
Louisiana becomes the 6th state where legislation abolishing the death penalty has moved forward at least one legislative step *just this year*. Bills are still on track in NH & WA; derailed after committee stage in CO & NE; and almost got to the finish line in WY.
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The Promise of Justice Initiative May 14
Today, made a powerful step forward for Louisiana. Today a bill to end the death penalty in our state moved out of the House Committee with an 8 to 7 vote.
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The Promise of Justice Initiative May 7
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Louisianans for Prison Alternatives May 6
Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me around. This is the year for more justice reform in Louisiana.
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Louisianans for Prison Alternatives May 1
A bill to make formerly incarcerated people eligible for jury duty in Louisiana passed committee today. Here’s a statement from one of our partners: Jamila Johnson, .
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The Promise of Justice Initiative May 1
Busy day Tuesday? No problem! You can schedule your donation to support PJI's work ahead of time! Click the link below to participate early in the day of giving!
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The Promise of Justice Initiative Apr 25
'“People of the Gospel must reject capital punishment as a way of dealing with crime because death does not restore, heal or make whole what was lost. Death only causes more death,”
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