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Wrestling Dzhokhar, Struggling With the Death Penalty

Guest contributor, Aliza Ansell—teacher, mentor, poet, and runner—has spent much of her life working with people pushed to the margins of society. She has seen firsthand how conditions such as poverty, discrimination, violence, substance abuse, and social isolation can misshape people’s lives. 1,031 more words

Criminal Justice

In the shadow of execution

On April 3, 2015, Anthony Ray Hinton walked from a prison in Birmingham, a free man. Free after almost thirty years on death row. Thirty years spent in the shadow of execution – for a crime he did not commit. 176 more words

Current Events

Time to Kill the Death Penalty

by Michael T. McRay

The following is a revised version of comments Michael shared on a panel discussion at the Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, Tennessee on June 19, 2014, as well as a blog post for… 1,520 more words

Michael McRay

April 2015 Report



  • We signed 26 letters last month and 18 have been sent through to be signed this month
  • GREAT NEWS:  Saudi Arabia’s Raif Badawi’s wife has sent huge thanks to all those who wrote in (we did at least 3 times) as the 1000 lashes he was sentenced to have stopped…
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Human Rights

Ministry Matters™ | Racial reconciliation demands Christians reconsider the death penalty

By Antipas L. Harris / Religion News Service


(RNS) A new report by the Equal Justice Initiative documents in horrific detail the nation’s widespread practice of lynching and points to a link between lynching and a practice that persists today: capital punishment. 55 more words

Christian Leadership

Tsarnaev, prosecution blood lust and the death penalty

I am opposed to the death penalty in all cases, no matter how egregious. I always have been. I oppose the death penalty for many reasons. 417 more words


Surviving Death Row: Damien Echols

“Time spoils quickly in here, and it smells like rotten meat. Every day adds a little more weight, barely noticeable at first, but eventually it will crush you to death. 561 more words

Prison Writing