Alaskans Against a Death Penalty

Alaskans Against a Death Penalty (AADP) is a coalition of individuals and organizations who educate the community and policy makers about the facts and myths of the death penalty. Our mission is to keep Alaska free from the death penalty. Click here to contact us!


AADP Photo Gallery

Click Here to view the AADP Photo Gallery!

AADP Fish Fry 2024

Fish Fry 2024

Meet Alex Mar

Meet Alex Mar

AADP Fish Fry 2023

Fish Fry 2023

What Happened to Joe Nathan James?

Joe Nathan James Alabama inmate Joe Nathan James Jr. was executed for the 1994 murder of Faith Hall Smith, the state's top attorney said, despite pleas from the victim's family not to do so.

Click Here to read the whole story about Joe Nathan James, Jr in an article by The Atlantic.

AADP Fish Fry Success!

Thank you everyone, for helping make our first live event in 3 years a huge success! A huge thank you to our guests, our members and a special thank you to our guest speaker, Delia Perez Meyer! Thank you all!

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Alaskans Against a Dealth Penalty Fish Fry

Fish Fry. Not People.

5pm-7pm on August 4, 2022 @ Russian Jack Springs Chalet

Featured Speaker: Delia Perez Meyer

Delia Perez Meyer

After Delia’s brother, Louis Perez, ended up on death row, she joined the Texas Moratorium Network, Texas Abolition Movement to Abolish the Death Penalty, Amnesty International, the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, the National Campaign to End the Death Penalty, and the Abolition Action Committee to work towards educating the public about wrongful convictions and restorative justice. She has also produced death row inmates’ art shows to showcase her brother’s art as well as other death row inmates.

Delia has worked with our own, Bill Pelke in Terre Haute, Indiana to bring attention to the death penalty world-wide and is staunchly opposed to the death penalty.

Come and join us! There will be a silent auction and a food competition judged by celebity chefs!

We always provide exceptional food, fun and fellowship and we welcome side dishes & auction donations. Mark your calendar and bring friends!

For more information, you can contact:

Richard Curtner
Sue Johnson

Click here to download the flyer.

Melissa Lucio - Stay of Execution

Melissa and Mariah Lucios BREAKING NEWS: The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has just issued a Stay of Execution for Melissa Lucio and ordered the 138th Judicial District Court of Cameron Country to consider new evidence of her innocence in the death of her daughter, Mariah. Melissa Lucio Statement: “I thank God for my life. I have always trusted in Him. I am grateful the Court has given me the chance to live and prove my innocence. Mariah is in my heart today and always. I am grateful to have more days to be a mother to my children and a grandmother to my grandchildren. I will use my time to help bring them to Christ. I am deeply grateful to everyone who prayed for me and spoke out on my behalf.” -- Melissa Lucio, April 25, 2022

Journey of Hope - Upcoming Speakers

Led by family members of murder victims, the Journey of Hope works to end the death penalty and calls for more constructive, effective responses to violent crime.

Go to for more information.

Web Sites of Interest

Struck by Lightning

The Continuing Arbitrariness of the Death Penalty
Thirty-Five Years After Its Re-instatement in 1976...

Equal Justice USA

Equal Justice USA is a national, grassroots organization working to build a criminal justice system that is fair, effective, and humane, starting with repeal of the death penalty and increased services to families of homicide victims...

The Abolition Times

Later this month, NCADP's Alaska Affiliate, Alaskans Against the Death Penalty will celebrate the defeat earlier this year of HB 9, a bill that would have introduced the death penalty to Alaska for the first time since the territory became a U.S. state in 1953...

Death Penalty Information Center

Providing information about the application of the death penalty in the United States. This site has eye opening information regarding the death penalty in the U.S. Complete with a searchable Execution Database.

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP) was founded in 1976 in response to the Supreme Court decision in Gregg v. Georgia which permitted executions to resume in the United States. Our mission: abolish the death penalty in the U.S. and support efforts to abolish the death penalty world wide.

Did Texas execute an innocent man?

The New Yorker has put together this group of articles that accurately portray real situations in which hind sight tells us that the Death Penalty was obviously not the right solution.

Ohio's Lethal Injection Fiascos!