It is with great sadness that ICDP mourns the demise of the advocate for the abolition of the death penalty and our friend Renny Cushing.
Renny Cushing had dedicated his life as a powerful advocate to end capital punishment by speaking with and on behalf of victims who oppose capital punishment. He was the founder of Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights, which is now a very important voice in the death penalty abolitionist movement. His father’s murder in 1988 has shaped his work as an advocate for crime victims and as an opponent of capital punishment. As a victim-abolitionist, Mr Cushing was a pioneer in the effort to bridge death penalty abolition groups and the victims’ rights movement. For further information, read our press statement.