The Louisiana Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is a grassroots coalition dedicated to achieving non-violent and effective alternatives to the death penalty. We recognize that Louisiana’s death penalty is socially, racially and economically unjust. We believe that the state’s limited resources should be channeled into local communities to prevent crime and better support families affected by murder.
Join Us in Promoting a Consistent Ethic of Life!
October 1st marks the beginning of Respect Life Month for Catholics. LCADP and REPEAL enlisted the help of Lily Ryan, a senior at Dominican High School, to create the first resource of its kind -- a Consistent Ethic of Life Calendar. This resource helps people of faith develop a greater respect for all human life through prayer, reflection, and action.
Download a copy of our Consistent Ethic of Life Calendar and share it with your friends and family today!
The calendar is designed to be a half page booklet that can easily be stapled or folded in the middle. When printing you should adjust your printer settings to print double sided and flip on the short end (also known as tablet form). These settings will ensure that the calendar will be in perfect order after a simple fold.
Juries Reject the Death Penalty in Louisiana:
Last Four of Six Death Penalty Trials Result in Life Sentences
Since the beginning of 2012, Louisiana juries have repeatedly rejected the death penalty in capital trials, reflecting a national trend in declining numbers of new death sentences.
In the cases of Kenneth Barnes (Orleans Parish), Samuel Jordan (Caddo Parish), Christopher Cope (Caddo Parish) and Daniel Prince (Acadia Parish), defendants were sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole following the sentencing phase of their capital trials.
Nationally, death sentences are at an all-time low. The number of new death sentences in 2012 was the near the lowest in the modern era of the death penalty, second only to the number in 2011. States such as North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina and Indiana didn't sentence anyone to death at all.
Read more about the national trends in DPIC's 2012 End of Year Report.