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. …
- A Tribute to a Prison Warden’s Influence on Capital Punishment Abolition (huffingtonpost.com)
- The Weight of Capital Punishment on Jurors, Justices, Governors, & Executioners (verdict.justia.com)
- Cabana, ex-corrections chief, dies in Hattiesburg (mysanantonio.com)
- Donald Cabana, Warden Who Loathed Death Penalty, Dies at 67 (nytimes.com)
- “The Supreme Court just took a case that could affect state death penalty policies” (inprisonedwomen.wordpress.com)
- Haven’t Had a Digest Post in a While, Now (inprisonedwomen.wordpress.com)
- Capital Punishment’s Deterrent Effect (pileusblog.wordpress.com)
- Bill Blum: Death for the Disabled: Should We Kill Freddie Lee Hall? – Bill Blum – Truthdig (inprisonedwomen.wordpress.com)
NCADP Live Event
- The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty is pleased to host live streaming for the following upcoming events:
Wednesday December 5, 2012 @ 7pm -9pm
CASE CLOSED: DEATH PENALTY FORUM, featuring former State’s Attorney Glenn Ivey, Homicide Survivor Ric Wiggs, & the NAACP.
December 6th, 2012 7:00 PM through 09:00 PM
VOICES: A CRIME VICTIMS TOWN HALL, featuring homicide survivors Bonnita Spikes, Margery Patton, Ricardo Wiggs & also, Dee Gardner of the Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center.
These events are sponsored by MD CASE – Maryland Citizens Against State Executions – which is a coalition of groups and individuals united to end the death penalty in Maryland through education, grassroots action, and public demonstration
- NAACP steps up fight to end death penalty in Maryland (thegrio.com)
- The new resolution, inter alia, calls on all States to establish a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty. (inprisonedwomen.wordpress.com)
- Amnesty International: Maryland Death Penalty Repeal Update Dec. 6, 2012 (inprisonedwomen.wordpress.com)
- NCADP Online Conference Video (shereekrider.wordpress.com)
- Amnesty International: Maryland Death Penalty Repeal Update Dec. 6, 2012 (womeninjail.wordpress.com)
- Tonight special event at Colosseum to inaugurate the 10th International day of Cities against the death penalty (inprisonedwomen.wordpress.com)