THE MARSHALL PROJECT
Watching death row
THE NEXT TO DIE
Alfredo Prieto is scheduled to be executed by the state of Virginia in 1 day, 2 hours and 3 minutes.
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Looking back, we know quite a bit about who has been put to death in the United States. We know that the last person to be executed was Kelly Renee Gissendaner, who died yesterday by lethal injection in Georgia. We have records that show she was the 1,415th person to have been executed since 1976. In fact, since executions resumed that year following a four-year suspension imposed by the Supreme Court, we know many specifics including race, age, sex and other information about those who have paid the ultimate price in the criminal justice system.
But there has been no detailed, up-to-date schedule of coming executions. …
EU calls for abolishing death penalty.
Published: Thursday, October 10, 2013
The European Union (EU) has renewed its call for abolishing the death penalty in all member states of the United Nations (UN) including Bangladesh, and contributing to the development of human dignity in the world.
“The death penalty concerns everyone’s right to life. The state, with its particular responsibility as the ultimate guarantor of all persons’ human rights, should not deprive anyone of his or her life,” said a letter signed by nine heads of mission of the EU countries in Dhaka.
“The European Union reaffirms its absolute opposition to the use of the death penalty,” it said, marking the observance of the European Day against the Death Penalty, and the World Day against the Death Penalty today [Thursday].
The envoys said the EU is convinced that its abolition is an integral part of respect for human rights and protection of the human dignity.
They referred to a 2010 UN resolution, which called upon all states to establish a moratorium on executions aiming at abolishing the death penalty.
“We hope that all members of the UN including Bangladesh will take the actions which the Resolution calls for, and thereby contribute to the development of fundamental rights and human dignity in the world,” the letter said.
The letter was signed by Mrs Anneli Lindahl Kenny, ambassador of Sweden; Giorgio Guglielmino, ambassador of Italy; Luis Tejada Chacón, ambassador of Spain; Robert Gibson, British high commissioner; Michel Trinquier, ambassador of France; Gerben Sjoerd de Jong, ambassador of The Netherlands; Dr Albrecht Conze, ambassador of Germany; Mrs Hanne Fugl Eskjær, ambassador of Denmark; and William Hanna, ambassador of the European Union.
EXCITING EVENTS AND DEVELOPMENTS!
Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda has filed HB 4011 “Death Penalty” in the Florida Legislature to end the use of the Death Penalty. This bill MUST have a Florida Senate sponsor to move forward. Please contact your Florida State Senator and ask them to sponsor a companion bill in the Senate. Please contact your Florida Representative and ask them to co-sponsor HB 4011 and contact Rep. Rehwinkel Vasilinda and thank her for sponsoring HB 4011.
Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda
Phone: (850) 717-5009
Gov. Rick Scott has scheduled the execution of Darius Kimbrough for Tuesday, November 12 at 6pm ET and Askari Muhammad, aka Thomas Knight, for December 3.
Please TAKE ACTION!!! Contact Governor Rick Scott and ask him to convene the Board of Executive Clemency to commute the death sentences of Darius Kimbrough and Askari Muhammad, aka Thomas Knight, to Life in Prison Without Parole. Tell Governor Scott to STOP SIGNING DEATH WARRANTS. Your calls and emails are counted.
Gov. Rick Scott – Phone: 850-488-7146
Friends: MARK YOUR CALENDARS – November events for Florida’s Death Penalty awareness. FADP is involved in planning, organizing, and carrying out many events and coalition efforts, including those that do not bear the FADP name. Our goal is for these events to happen and for them to be successful. Please support FADP and participate, attend, and share the news of upcoming educational, awareness, and action-oriented events. For assistance in planning, organizing, and holding successful events in your area, please contact FADP for help and PLEASE don’t forget to help FADP! Best Regards — Mark
FLORIDA DEATH ROW EXONEREES TO SPEAK IN GAINESVILLE Gainesville Citizens for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (GCADP) is hosting Seth Penalver and Herman Lindsey of Witness to Innocence for 2 community events on Nov 2 and 3, 2013. These men were wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death and spent 18 and 3 years, respectively, on Death Row in Florida before proving their innocence and gaining release. The public is invited to come hear their stories. Refreshments provided.
Sat, Nov 2, at 3:30 pm in the library at St Augustine’s Catholic Church and Student Center, 1738 W University Ave. Parking is available in the lot behind the Church.
Sun, Nov 3 at 2:00 pm at Emmanuel Mennonite Meeting House, 1236 NW 18th Ave (across from Gainesville High School, additional parking available at Wells Fargo and PNC banks)
FMI: Miriam Elliott, Co-Coordinator GCADP (352)378-1690
AMNESTY INTERNATIONA’S FIRST ANNUAL FISH FRY FOR FAIR JUSTICE IN FLORIDA
The University Club of Winter Park 841 N. Park Ave. Friday, November 15 from 6pm to 9pm.
Dinner is $15 for general admission & $10 for students. Catering by John Michael Weddings and Special Events. Guests will include:
Juan Melendez – Exonerated Florida Death Row Survivor, “Witness to Innocence”
SueZann Bosler – Murder Victim Family Member, “Journey of Hope”
Mark Elliott – Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, “FADP”
Alicia Koutsoulieris – Amnesty International Florida Death Penalty Abolition Campaigner
Please RSVP by Nov. 11 by emailing or calling Alicia Koutsoulieris at email@example.com or 407-719-7285. You may also RSVP by going to www.AmnestyOrlando.org/events and making a secure payment via PayPal.
HOLIDAY CARD SIGNING. Many of those on Death Row never receive visitors and rarely receive any mail. Each year Tallahassee Citizens Against the Death Penalty, TCADP signs holiday cards which are given to every person on Florida’s Death Row – now more than 400. Please come by the home of Nancy Smith Fichter and Robert Fichter at 710 Waverly Road in Tallahassee and sign as many cards as you can. They will be hosting on Saturday, November 16 from 10 a.m . to 1 p.m. and Sunday, November 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. FMI: Sheila Meehan, TCADP Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
FADP is an all-volunteer coalition. Please help us with the basic, essential cost of doing this work.
It is not about what those on Death Row may have done, it’s about US and what WE do.
Please visit and “Like” FADP’s Facebook page, the Justice4Jacksonville Coalition Facebook page and the Amnesty International Florida Death Penalty Abolition Campaign Facebook Page.
Shine the light,
Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, fadp.org
P.O. Box 82943
Tampa, FL 33682
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