curtis editDeath row exoneree Curtis McCarty will speak in three Nebraska communities this May, recounting his two decades on Oklahoma’s death row for a crime he didn’t commit.

Curtis was convicted twice and sentenced to death three times based on prosecutorial misconduct and bad forensics. Narrowly escaping an execution, it was only a lucky break that allowed Curtis to prove his actual innocence.

Since his exoneration in 2007, Curtis has become an internationally-recognized speaker, describing his troubled youth, the way police targeted him for a murder after they’d run into a year of dead ends, and how DNA eventually proved his innocence.  Along the way, Curtis brings the listener into the violence and desperation of life on death row.

You can hear from Curtis at any of these locations this May:

Monday, May 19th: North Platte – Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church  7:00 pm – poster
Tuesday, May 20th: Lexington –  First United Methodist Church   6:30 pm – poster
Wednesday, May 21st: McCook –  Memorial United Methodist Church  7:00 pm – poster

Do you live near one of these communities? If so, please download a poster for an event near you to hang up in your local coffee shop, library, community center, or church.

Be sure to RSVP on Facebook to let us know you’re coming! Then, click here to send a tweet letting your friends know!

Give to Lincoln Day logoOn May 29, the Lincoln Community Foundation will sponsor Give to Lincoln Day, a unique 24-hour opportunity to support Lincoln community organizations like NADP. Not only is it a lot of fun to help support a record-setting day of giving in the Lincoln community, but you will help us more than ever because every gift you give on May 29will help us receive a larger proportional share of a $300,000 challenge match fundprovided by the Lincoln Community Foundation and other community sponsors.

Whether you make a regular yearly donation to NADP or want to donate to our organization for the first time, please consider donating on May 29 to help us receive the maximum possible support. All of our supporters (not just those living in Lincoln) are encouraged to participate!

Mark May 29 on your calendar so that you don’t forget to give to NADP!

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Sister Helen met with Nebraskans last September in St. Paul.

Sister Helen Prejean, the author of Dead Man Walking and one of the most powerful anti-death penalty voices in the United States today, will be returning to Nebraska this May for an all-day program at the St. Benedict Center in Schuyler, NE. 

Sister Helen will present the program “A Life Against Death: The Journey Continues” on May 31 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

You can find more information about Sister Helen’s program and how to register here.

Read more about Sister Helen’s last visit to Nebraska in Fall 2013 and watch a video of her speaking to a packed house at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul, NE.