Illinois Coalition Against the Death Penalty

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The Illinois Coalition Against the Death Penalty (later known as the Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty) was founded in 1976 as an association of non-profit organizations that lobbied against laws that allowed for capital punishment to be imposed in Illinois and against its use in specific cases, as well as educating the public about problems with the death penalty. Mary Alice Rankin was founder and first director of the coalition. As of 2011, the coalition remained active.

From the description of Illinois Coalition Against the Death Penalty records, 1963-1986 (bulk 1976-1980). (Chicago History Museum). WorldCat record id: 718738157

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Alliance to End Repression. corporateBody
associatedWith Gertz, Elmer, 1906-2000. person
associatedWith Illinois Committee to Abolish Capital Punishment. corporateBody
associatedWith Illinois Defender Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Illinois Law Enforcement Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Mattick, Hans W. person
associatedWith National Coalition Against the Death Penalty. corporateBody
associatedWith Rankin, Mary Alice. person
associatedWith Warden, Rob person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Actions and defenses
Capital punishment
Crime and race
Criminal justice, Administration of
Death row inmates
Judicial error
Prison riots
Prosecutorial misconduct

Corporate Body

Active 1963

Active 1986



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SNAC ID: 22134516