Death Penalty

 

We, the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chestnut Hill, whose mission is one of unity and reconciliation, declare our opposition to the death penalty while reaching out in compassion to victims of violent crimes.We join our voices with our sisters and brothers from around the world who have denounced the use of the death penalty as a deterrent for crime and who consider the death penalty as a violation of human rights. (Corporate Stand Against the Death Penalty, December 10, 1998) death-penalty
National Execution Alert — February - May 2017
Execution List - printable copy
As of February 1, 2017 the number of people executed since the resumption of the death penalty in 1976 is 1466. The number of executions in 2017 is 4. To contact the governors by e-mail or for more information about persons to be executed, go to: www.ncadp.org.

Month/Date Death Row Inmate/State Victim(s)
February
7 Tilon Lashon Carter  (TX)

 

James Tomlin
15 Ronald Ruiz (OH) Sheila Marie Evans
March
7 Rolando Ruiz (TX) Theresa Rodriguez
14 James Bigby   (TX) Michael Trekell and Jayson Kehler
 15 Gary Otte   (OH) Robert Wasikawski and Sharon Kostura
22 Jeremiah Jackson (OH) STAYED Tracy Pickryl
April
12 Raymond Tibbetts   (OH) Judith Crawford
12 Paul Storey (TX) Jonas Cherry

 

May
10 Alva Campbell, Jr. (OH) Charles Dials
17 Donald Ketterer (OH) STAYED Lawrence Sanders
Anti-Death Penalty Links:

Amnesty International:  http://web.amnesty.org
Catholic Campaign to End the Death Penalty:  http://www.usccb.org/deathpenalty/

Catholics Mobilizing Against the Death Penalty:  http://www.catholicsmobilizing.org

Citizens United for Alternatives to the Death Penalty: www.cuadp.org
Equal Justice:  www.quixote.org/ej
Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation:  www.mvfr.org
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty:  www.ncadp.org
People of Faith Against the Death Penalty:  www.pfadp.org
PA Abolitionists United Against the Death Penalty:  www.pa-abolitionists.org

 

 

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