“The Indiana Abolition Coalition builds consensus to end the death penalty in Indiana through education, collaboration and activism.”


We believe:

  • Capital punishment is morally unacceptable in all cases, without exception
  • It is important to acknowledge the grief, pain and anger of victims’ families
  • The death penalty is hopelessly biased against vulnerable populations
  • The death penalty is arbitrary and capricious in practice
  • The death penalty deflects attention and resources from the problem of violent crime
  • The death penalty is neither just punishment nor an effective solution to violence
  • An informed public will no longer support the death penalty


  • To inform the public on alternative measures to address homicidal violence
  • To reach decision-makers who are willing to work for change
  • To uncover false assumptions about crime and punishment
  • To collaborate with like-minded organizations
  • To increase membership by creating communications, programs and events
  • To increase our reach to more supporters and develop the ability to mobilize them whenever action is needed


Indiana will be united with the abolition states in moving the nation to total abolition of the death penalty.