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




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NCADP Live Event


Wednesday December 5, 2012 @ 7pm -9pm

CASE CLOSED: DEATH PENALTY FORUM, featuring former State’s Attorney Glenn Ivey, Homicide Survivor Ric Wiggs, & the NAACP.

More details here. http://abolish2012.ncadp.org/  VIDEO

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.

More details here.http://abolish2012.ncadp.org/

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