Monthly Archives: February 2004

Moratorium to Abolition: Living Without Death in Illinois?

  , ,    ended months of delay by signing into law the remaining section of Illinois’ death penalty reform legislation. The final provision set the disciplinary standards for police officers accused of lying in homicide cases, … Continue reading

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Ponderings from the Eternal Now

by Sr. Carol Gilbert, O.P. Alderson Federal Prison,WV As I wait for my medical clearance before I begin my “landscaping” job, I thought you might be interested in the costs of life here at Alderson: 1. Issued one pair of … Continue reading

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What’s it Like on Death Row?

The real hell is in the cells, where we are alone with ourselves and our thoughts. . . I am told when to shit, to shower, to shave; I am fed slop not worthy of pigs; I am psychologically abused … Continue reading

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Ode to Al (Or Confessions of a White Liberal)

  one year ago, on a cold January Saturday morning, I sat down in front of my computer and tuned in the Pacifica newstream covering the Washington, D.C., anti-war protest. Rev. Al Sharpton had just taken the stage. Although … Continue reading

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Why Do I Care About Convicts?

Why do I care about convicts? Why do I care about our injustice system? “There but for the grace of God go I.” Being a recovering addict and having community with similar others, I know so many people who today … Continue reading

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