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Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean
Please tune in for a new episode of the Dr. Phil show TODAY at 3:00 pm -- "Getting Richard Glossip Off Death Row."
Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean
On this #WorldDayAgainstTheDeathPenalty, we are focused on the invisible reality of women sentenced to death. I’m thinking about Lisa Montgomery. Lisa’s entire life was a tragedy from before she left her mother’s womb until the federal government killed her this past January.
Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean
I wholeheartedly agree with Archbishop Paul Coakley — Oklahoma doesn’t need any more executions.
Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean
Troy Davis was executed 10 years ago today in Georgia. His case was an inflection point, showing the world that innocent people can be and are put to death in America. The fight for justice continues.
Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean
At a prison in Maine, residents tend a garden that produces much of the facility's food. Advocates say it's a good way to avoid the unhealthy diets served at other prisons and teach useful skills:
Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean
Join me on Wednesday Sept. 8 at 7:00pm for this special Pax Christi event. It's free but you'll need to register to get the Zoom link. You can do that here: https://www.paxchristi.com/eventcalendardetails.aspx?vieweventguid=005d833e-67ce-40f1-aa63-117ea7370748&subheadertext=JUSTICE+SPEAKER+SERIES%3a+SR.+HELEN+PREJEAN
Sister Helen Prejean
http://www.paxchristi.comJoan: ​​Hello Pax Christi! And, hello Mary!Mary: ​Hi Joan. And, hello Pax Christi!Joan:​ Mary, thank you for joining me today for th...

A federal appeals court on Wednesday granted execution stays to death row inmates Julius Jones and John Marion Grant, who was scheduled to be executed on Thursday. @usccb @CMNEndtheDP @ArchbishopOKC

"You can't make it without community as we work through the big issues of today," says @helenprejean.

The Sister of St. Joseph recently gave the keynote address to the Resource Center for Religious Institutes' annual conference. @DanStockman reports:
https://globalsiste.rs/3pKgGyT

A legal petition to prevent Oklahoma from resuming executions tomorrow is pending at the 10th Circuit in Denver. There’s a good chance that the 10th Circuit’s decision will be appealed to the US Supreme Court either way.

In 2014, Oklahoma botched the execution of Clayton Lockett. An IV line was not properly set and lethal drugs were injected into muscle tissue instead of a vein. Lockett started to get up off the execution gurney at one point. Oklahoma cannot be trusted with the power to kill.

As it stands now, Oklahoma is poised to resume executions this week. Six years ago, the state botched multiple executions in gruesome fashion. A multi-county grand jury and blue ribbon commission made reform recommendations that have not been enacted. Why the rush now?

Under current US Supreme Court rules, it takes four votes for a case to be granted full review but five votes to stop an execution. This means in practice that a person can be granted review but executed anyway before the case is considered.

Until recently, business has been largely absent from the #AbolishDeathPenalty debate. But business support for abolishing capital punishment can help move the needle further. Watch back our event with @EUAmbUS, @SWEambUSA & @RBI_Justice to learn more: https://youtu.be/8zVarzBTr54

On this #WorldDayAgainstTheDeathPenalty, we are focused on the invisible reality of women sentenced to death. I’m thinking about Lisa Montgomery. Lisa’s entire life was a tragedy from before she left her mother’s womb until the federal government killed her this past January.

#breaking Texas death row prisoner Stephen Barbee - who was scheduled for execution Tues - just got a stay for the same reason John Ramirez did last month: He wants his pastor to lay hands on him & pray as he dies but TDCJ won't allow it. Here's the order https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.txsd.1844298/gov.uscourts.txsd.1844298.14.0.pdf

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On this #WorldDayAgainstTheDeathPenalty, we are focused on the invisible reality of women sentenced to death. I’m thinking about Lisa Montgomery. Lisa’s entire life was a tragedy from before she left her mother’s womb until the federal government killed her this past January. ...

Ernest Johnson should not have been executed tonight. He was intellectually disabled and categorically ineligible for the death penalty. Ernest was a human being. He committed a terrible crime and was deeply remorseful. This was not justice. ...

This is a scan of Ernest Johnson’s brain. There is a hole in his skull and more than 20% of his brain tissue has been removed. The Missouri Supreme Court thinks it is acceptable to execute this man. I don’t. ...

Troy Davis was executed 10 years ago today in Georgia. His case was an inflection point, showing the world that innocent people can be and are put to death in America. The fight for justice continues. ...

Thanks for dropping the link last week, @jeopardy! ...

Congratulations to the people of Sierra Leone! ...

Please join me for a (virtual) conversation about restorative justice this Sunday, June 20th at 5:30 pm ET! Tickets are $25 per device and all proceeds will benefit the Dismas House of Vermont. ...

This Earth Day, April 22, 4 pm PST, follow Mary M Clare and Gary Ferguson, authors of the new book Full Ecology, on a virtual adventure in America's Wild to uncover the brilliance and promise of our place in the world. Practical and poetic, scientific and spiritual, this cross-geographical adventure offers a chance to stop, reflect, and re-energize our connections to human nature and rediscover the guiding lights that rest in our relationships.

I will be introducing this event because I share Full Ecology’s interest in returning humans to our deep kinship with nature. A Live Q&A will follow the event.
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I’ll be on #Appeal Live with Rep. @ayannapressley this afternoon to talk about how @potus can quickly and permanently end the federal death penalty. 1 pm ET, streaming live on Twitter and Facebook — hope you’ll join us! ...

We have lost one of the anchors of the movement to abolish the death penalty. Bill Pelke passed away yesterday after suffering a heart attack while shoveling snow at his home in Anchorage, Alaska. I will have more to say soon about Bill’s incredible legacy of anti-death penalty activism and advocacy for murder victims’ families, but for now my thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and fellow activists. This is a profound loss for our movement. ...

Robert Fisher was wounded in Vietnam and received a Purple Heart medal from President Lyndon Johnson. Today, Robert is in his seventies, suffering with PTSD and other mental health conditions, and preparing for his third re-trial after years on Pennsylvania’s death row. #veteransday ...

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