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.
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.
Mr. Thompson, a 30 year veteran of the military, law enforcement and corrections, wrote “What I learned from executing two men”, which was published in the New York Times, the largest circulation newspaper in America, on September 18th. The reaction to that article, and the opportunities to speak to governors, senators and legislators from across the country, has had great impact. Salem – Keizer area residents can hear his powerful message at the event sponsored by Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.
The evening’s program will also feature a brand new 13 minute film "Death Penalty Fail: A Lethal Injection” that dramatizes the events surrounding the “botched” executions that have occurred in 48 documented accounts, in 13 different states.
A simple soup supper will be served, starting at 6PM on Monday October 17th. Admission is only $15 and seating is limited. Tickets can be secured by calling (503) 990-7060 or purchased through PayPal using the button below.