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Voices

Blog / December 11, 2015

Voices: Kirk Bloodsworth


“You’re talking about a person who was basically saved by half of one cell. A cell the size of a mustard seed saved my life. I always think of the Bible and how Jesus said, ‘If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, nothing will be impossible for you.’ I knew I was an innocent man, and that trumped everything for me.”

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Blog / November 12, 2015

Voices: Rev. Samuel Rodriguez


“I will advocate for the death penalty to be abolished before the Lord calls me home. We can do better. We’re evolving on the issue of crime and punishment and we need a more restorative justice system. It behooves me, as a pro-life Bible conservative, to advance a whole life ethos.”

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Blog / October 19, 2015

Voices: Pope Francis


“The Golden Rule ... reminds us of our responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage of its development. This conviction has led me, from the beginning of my ministry, to advocate at different levels for the global abolition of the death penalty.”

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Blog / September 11, 2015

Voices: Jimmy Carter


“It is clear that there are overwhelming ethical, financial, and religious reasons to abolish the death penalty,” former president Jimmy Carter wrote in a 2012 op-ed titled “Show Death Penalty the Door”

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Blog / September 9, 2015

The Poetry of Wiley Bridgeman


Wiley Bridgeman was exonerated after spending 39 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. We are thrilled to share some of his poetry.

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