A Tribute to a Prison Warden´s Influence on Capital Punishment Abolition

A Tribute to a Prison Warden‘s Influence on Capital Punishment Abolition

Posted: 10/24/2013  4:09 pm

Donald Cabana, a former Mississippi prison warden who presided over executions, was not the usual ally for me and the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. But Donald Cabana loathed the death penalty. As I mark his passing and celebrate his life, he died this month at 67, I think about the vantage point from which he formed his opinions about capital punishment.

Cabana worked in prisons and corrections for more than 25 years in Massachusetts, Florida, Missouri and Mississippi. He was a seasoned traveler in places that many have opinions about but relatively few have firsthand knowledge of or experience with. He punished, counseled and cared for the people and the families  that most people forget or wish never existed. He also supervised, cared for and counseled the people who must work in the most hopeless and saddest of places, our nation’s prisons and death chambers. …

Please, read more:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/diann-rusttierney/donald-cabana_b_4144741.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

 

About these ads

One thought on “A Tribute to a Prison Warden´s Influence on Capital Punishment Abolition

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s