A law firm’s June 15 report claiming the innocence of Richard Glossip, an Oklahoma man on death row for more than 25 years, is something that advocates, including Sister Helen Prejean, have long emphasized.
Two executions by lethal injection took place at the state prison in Florence, Arizona, following a nearly eight-year pause in executions in the state because of the difficulty of obtaining lethal injection drugs and criticism that a 2014 execution in the state was botched.
This documentary, which premiered Good Friday over online streaming services, focuses on the providential chain of events that led up to the fulfillment of a death row inmate’s dying wish — that his victim’s family would forgive him.
The court’s March 4 ruling said a federal appeals court in 2020 should not have thrown out the death sentence for Tsarnaev for his role in the bombing that killed three people in 2013 at the Boston Marathon’s finish line.
Recent webinars emphasized not only the Catholic Church’s stance against capital punishment but the need for people of faith to step up and do their part to help bring an end to this practice in the U.S.