More than 100 people attended the Arkansas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty's (ACADP) annual meeting.
Speakers included family members of murder victims who want to end the practice.
Their reasons for opposing capital punishment include moral issues, cost and the question of innocence.
"A lot of these people have strong innocence claims, a lot of these people come from deprived backgrounds," says ACADP Executive Director Sam Kooistra. "There's just a manifest injustice that permeates the system."
The State of Arkansas hasn't executed a death row inmate in over five years.
The coalition is asking Governor Beebe to issue stays for all upcoming executions until the system receives a full review.