South Carolinians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

South Carolinians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

A landing page via our partner Death Penalty Action

A landing page via our partner Death Penalty Action




In the Spring of 2021, South Carolina passed a law that allows executions to continue after a nearly 10 year hiatus, and tried to set two execution dates, which have been put off by a court order.

This new law accommodates the fact the South Carolina is no longer able to acquire lethal injection drugs, thus will force death row prisoners to chose between the electric chair and the firing squad for their execution.

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Sponsoring Organizations & Individuals

Those who are providing funds or other tangible resources to SCADP include:

  • Abolitionist Action Committee
  • Alaskans Against the Death Penalty
  • Amnesty International South Carolina Groups & Leaders
  • Justin Barbour
  • Carolyn Bartholomew
  • Janet Benjamin
  • Zann Carter
  • Choosing Life
  • Chris and Jenny Dearing
  • Death Penalty Action
  • Dick Dieter & Maggie Louden
  • Jotaka Eaddy & Full Circle Strategies
  • Gracia Fay Ellwood
  • Equal Justice USA
  • Brian & Debby Freel
  • German Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (GCADP)
  • H Hobart
  • Heroicly
  • Journey of Hope ...From Violence to Healing
  • Leonard Korn MD, New Hampshire Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
  • Jeff Levin, LCSW
  • Michael H. Lifsey, Attorney at Law
  • Galen S. McWilliams
  • National Action Network of South Carolina
  • Nevada Coalition Against the Death Penalty
  • New Hampshire Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
  • Renata, Sascha and Manala Ostertag
  • Ramsdale Law Firm
  • Lisa Robbins
  • Chris T. Schmidt
  • Julia Shaida
  • Carol Spiegel
  • South Carolina for Criminal Justice Reform (SC4CJR, Inc.)
  • Amy Jo Smith
  • Mary Swilling
  • Rev. Hillary Taylor



Those who publicly support SCADP and lend their name to the organization and its work:

  • Robin Dease
  • South Carolina State Chapter of Democrats For Life of America
  • Grand Strand Action Together, Ashlyn Brierre
  • William McCorkle, Education Professor-College of Charleston
  • Pax Christi Hilton Head
  • Josh Rosenthal

Additional things you can do

Wear a death penalty abolition t-shirt, face mask, button or sticker - spark a conversation about what is going on with some visibility! Visit the Death Penalty Action merch site for options and pricing.

Educate yourself about South Carolina's death penalty - South Carolina is one of 27 states that still retain the death penalty, and one of the few that actually have plans to use it in 2021. Since the state reinstated the death penalty in 1974, South Carolina has executed 39 prisoners, with 43 more currently on death row.  Read more at and view this annual report (PDF file) from Justice 360.