Sunday, March 18, 2012

Hot News Just In: Maryland, Connecticut and More...

See DP Repeal Debates in Maryland and Connecticut!

Maryland Reignites the DP Debate here

Connecticut DP Repeal Debate: No One Backs Keeping Status Quo here

Last but NOT least: Dr. Rick Halperin's amazingly thorough, interesting and moving site GO OFTEN here Also particularly see the items on Kansas, Arizona, the USA, Lent and the DP and Uganda's on going debate on DP for gays...See also the article near top of March 18th on Puckett who for 16 years...has dealt with life by writing...

...As condemned killer Larry Matthew Puckett has sat on death row the last 16 years, he has not been silent.

He has been writing.

Through a website called "Prisoner Express, the bridge between prisoners and the outside world," as well as a Facebook group started by his family called "Letters from Matt," Puckett is able to make contact with family, friends and supporters.

But barring success from last-minute appeals or a gubernatorial pardon, Puckett's pen will be stilled Tuesday.

Puckett, 35, is scheduled to die by lethal injection.

"It has to come, I can't stop it. The prospect alone is just too damn close for comfort," he wrote in an essay 6 years ago.

Puckett has been a writer since high school, his mother said, and he has recorded many of the details of his day-to-day life at the State Penitentiary at Parchman.

Despite ongoing legal efforts to stop his execution, he doesn't protest his sentence or insist on his innocence in his writings. Instead the musings reflect the changes he has gone through during his incarceration...

Rick's Death Penalty News & Updates is a superb site for nearly daily items when we become a bit silent here...See his and other easy links among the list to the right>>>

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