Welcome to Reprieve Australia

Reprieve Australia works against the death penalty.  It helps provide legal and humanitarian assistance to those facing the death penalty, to advocate against the death penalty and to raise awareness about human rights.

Now in its tenth year, Reprieve Australia conducts volunteer programs at home and abroad, including sending Australians to defend clients facing the death penalty.  It also produces news updates, conducts awareness raising events and works with other organisations which fight against the death penalty.

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The new Death Penalty Information Centre app features access to its fact sheets, execution database, news updates and links to podcasts.

The Reprieve UK Twitter feed keeps you updated on all the work done by our sister organisation.

Feature articles and events

20 Mar 2014

Help Glenn Ford

Glenn Ford was exonerated in early March 2014 after serving nearly 30 years in prison in Louisiana for a crime he did not commit. He walked out of Angola Prison's death row on Tuesday 11 March 2014 as a free man. He needs help to rebuild his life. More

25 Feb 2014

Blackstrickes at Sunfest 2014

Reprieve Australia has entered a team into the Sunfest 2014 Fun Run on Sunday 16 March 2014 in Sunbury, Victoria. Our team of 40 dedicated FUNseekers will walk and run the 5 and 10 kilometre courses to raise funds for Reprieve's Blackstrikes project. We are now seeking your help to complete the formal analysis of data collected for the Project. More

27 Sep 2013

NSW Launch the on 10th World Day Against the Death Penalty

Please join us for our official launch of operations in NSW on the 10th of October hosted by the amazing Andrea Durbach. More

18 Sep 2013

Applications now open for Hamer Fellowships

All previous/current interns please make sure that you if you want put in your application for funding to continue or secure another overseas internship you should do so by the 30th October. For more information please see the Hamer Fellowship section of this site. More

15 Sep 2013

Reprieve 'Incendiary' film screening Australian premiere

To commemorate the 11th World Day against the Death Penalty, Reprieve Australia invites you to the Australian premiere of the critically acclaimed documentary 'Incendiary'. Equal parts murder mystery, forensic investigation and political drama, INCENDIARY documents the haunted legacy of a prosecution built on “folklore. There will be a Q&A after the film with Directors Steve Mims and Joe Bailey J More

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