Acting Governor Richard Codey announced his support for legislation that would impose a two year moratorium while the capital punishment system is comprehensively studied.

In another development, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected death row inmate John Martini's request for appeal.  Meanwhile, as you know, the moratorium on NJ executions that was imposed by the Appellate Court as a result of NJADP's legal challenge to the state's regulations on lethal injection is still in place.  The NJ Department of Corrections published new draft regulations in an attempt to lift the moratorium and public hearings on those draft regulations will be held sometime next year.

There has never been a more critical moment to make your voice heard.  Here is what to do:

Contact: Governor Richard Codey
Tell Him: "I support your call for a moratorium on executions and study of New Jersey's capital punishment system.  Thank you for your leadership on this important issue."
Reach him at: PO Box 001, Trenton, NJ 08625 * 609-292-6000. Or send an email through his web site at

Contact: Your State legislators.
Tell Them: "Please cosponsor and support the death penalty study bill, with a moratorium provision." 
Reach them at: or reply to this info for your legislator's information.

Please let us know if you receive any feedback from the Governor or your legislators.  As always, thank you for your support.  We would not be at this moment without you.