Keep the Death Penalty out of Maine!

   Quick Facts:

  • There is currently no death penalty in Maine.
  • The death penalty was abolished in Maine in 1887 as a result of a public hanging where the man suffered in a poorly tied hangman's noose.
  • The most recent attempt to reintroduce the death penalty was rejected by wide margins in both the House and Senate in May, 1999.
  • Maine law provides for life without the possibilty of parole for first-degree murder.

  Groups working to keep the death penalty out of Maine
    American Friends Service Committee
  American Friends Service Committee Maine Program
Peacework magazine, April 1999 issue
Peacework magazine, April 2000 issue
  AFSC Maine Office
Denise Altvater, Program Coordinator
PO Box 406
Perry ME   04667
(207) 853-2317  phone
(207) 853-0995  fax
    Amnesty International
  Amnesty International International Death Penalty Campaign
AIUSA Program to Abolish the Death Penalty
  State Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator
position open
Please contact:
    Maine Civil Liberties Union / Mainers Against the Death Penalty
  Maine Civil Liberties Union ACLU Death Penalty page
MCLU Home Page
MCLU Legislative Testimony
  Shenna Bellows, Executive Director
401 Cumberland Avenue
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-5444  phone
(207) 774-1103  fax


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Last updated May 1, 2006