“Recommended this week” features highlights from the past week in news about the death penalty, crime survivors, and trauma-informed responses to crime.
Letter from Jack The Reverend Dr. Jack Sullivan, Jr., Facebook
A beautiful message in reaction to last weekend’s tragedy in Orlando from our friend and the Executive Director at Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation.
Delaware Supreme Court considers overturning death penalty statute, Delaware Public Media
Arguments were heard this week on whether Delaware’s death penalty is unconstitutional, based on U.S. Supreme Court decision handed down earlier this spring. A decision should be announced in the next 90 days.
My mom was killed in the Charleston shooting. Executing Dylann Roof won’t bring her back, Vox.com
“I don’t believe in the death penalty — not even for the man who killed my mother.”
Second judge rules Florida death penalty law unconstitutional, The St. Augustine Record
Yet another judge in Florida has ruled the state’s death penalty law – recently “fixed” by the legislature” –unconstitutional.
Home Free, The New Yorker
The story of a man turned prisoner, jailhouse lawyer, and finally, exoneree.
Will the Louisiana Supreme Court provide relief in a case that cries out for it?, Fair Punishment Project
Could Corey Williams, who has a 68 IQ and was convicted of murder and sentenced to death when he was just 16 years old, be innocent? The evidence points to three other people, but Corey is still in prison because prosecutors hid key evidence. Will this injustice be corrected?