Russ Feingold

It's just really tragic that after all the horrors of the last 1,000 years, we can't leave behind something as primitive as government sponsored execution.

-Russ Feingold

Aberon Waugh

The main objection to killing people as a punishment...is that killing people is wrong.

-Aberon Waugh

Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun

From this day forward, I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.

-Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun

John Donne

Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind.

-John Donne

Helen Prejean

Government... can't be trusted to control its own bureaucrats or collect taxes equitably or fill a pothole, much less decide which of it's citizens to kill.

-Sister Helen Prejean

Criminal Justice

Death Penalty Issues - Criminal Justice

May 19th: “Speak Out Corvallis” focuses on criminal justice and the death penalty

Tom O’Connor, PhD, and CEO of Transforming Corrections, International Consultant, and former executive with the Oregon Department, will be the keynote speaker on May 19th, in Corvallis. The “Speak Out” event is sponsored by Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. It will be held on Friday May 19th, at the First Congregational UCC Church. Dinner, followed by the keynote speech and an open forum discussion will be included in the evening’s program.

Oct. 17th Salem: A Conversation with the Superintendent

Frank Thompson, former superintendent of the Oregon State Penitentiary, has spoken with legislatures in Maryland and Nebraska; with governors in Colorado and Oregon; and was recently published in the New York Times. On Monday, Oct 17th at Salem’s Center 50+, citizens can have a conversation with him.

 

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