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Voices

Blog / August 10, 2016

Voices: Sharon Risher


“If putting him to death would bring my mama back, I’d want him dead. But that won’t happen, so what’s the point of killing him? I’m just trying to do the best I can and honor the memory of my mama. I believe in my heart she wouldn’t want this boy put to death.”

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Blog / July 8, 2016

Voices: Quin Denvir


“I have represented several death row inmates who were able to avoid execution, and I lost one, Tom Thompson. He was very likely innocent of capital murder, and his case has been chronicled by Judge Reinhardt as a miscarriage of justice.”

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Blog / June 9, 2016

Voices: Nancy Vollertsen


“I’m doing the best I can through letters,” Nancy remembers. “I just kept thinking that they’re going to figure out they’ve got the wrong guy. And Mom wrote that everything was going to be fine.”

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Blog / May 5, 2016

Voices: Darryl Stallworth


“When I got called into the office and was told I was going to try this case I was fired up. I was excited to be recognized . . . It was a promotion,”

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Blog / April 7, 2016

Voices: Dale and Susan Recinella


“In Florida, there is no witness room for the family and friends of the condemned. They have to leave after they say goodbye in the morning, and never see that person again. As the spiritual advisor, I remain in the death house until it’s time to prepare [the inmate] for the gurney. I’m present in the witness room, and I sit in the front row, where he can see me. He knows he can look at me when the time comes."

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