Texas Should Not Have Executed Robert Pruett

Update: Robert Pruett was executed by lethal injection on Thursday.
Robert Pruett is scheduled to be executed by the State of Texas Thursday. He has never had a chance to live outside a prison as an adult. Taking his life is a senseless wrong that shows how badly the justice system fails juveniles.
Mr. Pruett was 15 years old when he last saw the outside world, after being arrested as an accomplice to a murder committed by his own father. Now 38, having been convicted of a murder while incarcerated, he will be put to death. At a time when the Supreme Court has begun to recognize excessive punishments for juveniles as unjust, Mr. Pruett’s case shows how young lives can be destroyed by a justice system that refuses to give second chances.
Mr. Pruett’s father, Sam Pruett, spent much of Mr. Pruett’s early childhood in prison. Mr. Pruett and his three siblings were raised in various trailer parks by his mother, who he has said used drugs heavily and often struggled to feed the children. Wh…

Sister Helen Prejean needs your help to save Richard Glossip's life

Richard Glossip
I need your help in the fight to save Richard Glossip's life. As you might know, Richard's execution is scheduled for September 16 - a month and a half away from now. 

I firmly believe, along with many others, that Richard is innocent of the crime that sent him to death row.

We need to get a thick and fast stream of handwritten letters going to Gov. Mary Fallin in Oklahoma City right away. 

Gov. Fallin has the power to grant Richard a reprieve from the scheduled execution. 

You can find a template for your letter on our new Richard Glossip webpage HERE

Once you’ve written your letter, spread the word among your friends and family and in your churches. 

The more letters that Gov. Fallin receives, the more difficult it will be to ignore this innocent man.

Source: Ministry Against the Death Penalty, Sr. Helen Prejean, July 31, 2015

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