Monthly Archives: March 17, 2011

Day 2: Don't judge a book by its cover

This blog post is written by Pamela Skjolsvik, a blogger and author currently finishing her first book, Death Becomes Us. A resident of Bedford, she earned a master’s degree in 2010 from Goucher College in Maryland. Her writing has been included in Creative Nonfiction, the Durango Herald, and in the upcoming Ten Spurs literary journal…read more

Day 1: These young voices will soon be heard

From Dallas Morning News: This blog post is written by Pamela Skjolsvik, a blogger and author currently finishing her first book, Death Becomes Us. A resident of Bedford, she earned a master’s degree in 2010 from Goucher College in Maryland. Her writing has been included in Creative Nonfiction, the Durango Herald, and in the upcoming…read more

The Daily Texan: This spring break, fight the death penalty

“This spring break, fight the death penalty,” is the title of Rachel Fuerst’s guest op-ed in Monday’s Daily Texan about the Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break. Rachel is a graduate student at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and an intern with Witness to Innocence. Students Against the Death Penalty will host the Anti-Death Penalty…read more

Illinois Abolition: Statement of Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights

Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights congratulates Illinois Governor Quinn on signing into law the recently passed legislation abolishing the state’s death penalty.  We applaud the state’s decision to redirect funds formerly spent on the death penalty to services for families of homicide victims and training of law enforcement personnel.  As family members of murder victims, we…read more

Chicago Tribune: Quinn's courageous decision

The following is Chicago Tribune’s editorial in response to Gov. Quinn’s decision to sign the bill abolishing the death penalty in Illinois. Gov. Pat Quinn made history as quietly as possible Wednesday. In a private meeting with a small group of supporters, he signed into law a bill that abolished the death penalty in Illinois….read more

"INCENDIARY the willingham case" WORLD PREMIERE Saturday Austin, March 12th, 4:30 pm

INCENDIARY the willingham case WORLD PREMIERE Saturday March 12th, 4:30 pm The Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Avenue Austin, Texas SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION 2011 Advance tickets available for purchase online here or by phone at (512) 472-5470. follow up screenings during the festival at the Long Center for the Performing Arts’ Rollins Theater (capacity 220,…read more

Hank Skinner Wins at Supreme Court Allowing Him to Continue to Seek DNA Testing

Today, Hank Skinner won his Supreme Court case 6-3, so he can continue to seek DNA testing of evidence. At least year’s Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break, Hank’s wife, Sandrine, spoke at a press conference organized by the students participating at spring break. It was one week before Hank’s scheduled execution. Last year during spring…read more


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