VIDEO: Raleigh event draws more than 200 people to oppose executions

By Alexis Lawson

December 27, 2023

More than 200 people gathered in Raleigh for the Beyond Executions event this year with the North Carolina Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to commemorate the lives of 43 people executed in NC.

The North Carolina Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (NCCADP) is a statewide coalition of member organizations and individuals committed to ending the death penalty and creating a new vision of justice. They are dedicated to broad criminal legal reform rooted in restorative justice. They work with and educate lawmakers, communities, and the public about the racist, unjust and ineffectual death penalty system.

Related: After four decades of wrongful imprisonment, NC man Ronnie Long is finally free. Click here to read.

The last person executed in NC was Samuel Flippen on August 18, 2006. NC currently has the 5th largest death row in the United States with 137 people. There have been 12 innocent people exonerated from NC’s death row and 11 of those have been people of color.


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  • Alexis Lawson

    Alexis is Cardinal & Pine's social media manager. A passionate writer and storyteller, she is dedicated to amplifying marginalized voices and celebrating the power of storytelling. She has contributed to a variety of publications, including Business Insider, MetroUk and MadameNoire.



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