A man convicted of aggravated murder shared the stage on May 2nd with a former Superintendent of Oregon’s maximum security prison, a former director of the Department of Corrections, an award-winning journalist and a former Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice. The event, sponsored by Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, drew an overflow crowd at Willamette University’s Putnam Center.
Dear Mr. Hughes,
Congratulation and thank you for the viewpoint that “the death penalty case (that of Gary Haugen) has turned into a political circus that neither serves justice nor compels Oregonians to confront the barbarianism of capital punishment”.
Mar 16, 2013 It is time to let Gary Haugen die.
His death-penalty case has turned into a political circus that neither serves justice nor compels Oregonians to confront the barbarianism of capital punishment.
The Oregon Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in the bizarre, long-running case in which Haugen wants his execution to proceed but Gov. John Kitzhaber has stopped it.
West of Memphis: An examination of a failure of justice: Coming to Oregon Theaters in March. Discounts available.
West of Memphis is an examination of a failure of justice. This documentary film tells the hitherto unknown story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light.
March 15, 2013 Former superintendent of the Oregon State Prison (OSP), Frank Thompson, recently testified before both chambers of the Maryland legislature as they debated the repeal of the death penalty. Today the Maryland House voted to end that state’s death penalty in favor of life without parole for those convicted of aggravated murder.
The Maryland legislature voted Friday to abolish the death penalty, which would make the state the sixth in as many years to end capital punishment and add to a canon of liberal policies recently embraced by state leaders.
March 14, 2013 EUGENE--If Gary Haugen prevails in his bid to be executed, the Oregon Supreme Court would essentially be vesting the death-row inmate with authority greater than the constitutional power given to the governor, a lawyer for Gov. John Kitzhaber warned Thursday.
March 12, 2013 Some state lawmakers, religious leaders and citizens took to the Senate floor Tuesday, calling for the repeal of Delaware’s death penalty.
For nearly 18 years, Juan Melendez-Colon listened to a rhythmic buzzing reverberate through his cell on death row whenever Florida executed an inmate at the Union Correctional Institution.
“One day they snatch him up out of his cell, and I know what’s going to happen,” Melendez said. “They are going to kill him.”
New Poll: North Carolina residents reject death penalty. Respondents favor life without parole and restitution
March 4, 2013 North Carolinians would rather have convicted killers pay restitution to their victims’ families if they spend the rest of their lives behind bars, according to a new poll.