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My grandfather, a child of the 19th century, was already an old man by the time I was born.
IF Election Day is an opportunity to allow our voices to be heard, Mercer County shouted this time.
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Despite a moratorium on executions, Pennsylvania’s death-penalty statute has cost taxpayers nearly a billion dollars since 1976, or more than $250 million for each execution. Even more compelling, some of the state’s roughly 150 death-row inmates are, almost certainly, innocent. In a series of occasional editorials and columns this year, The Herald is urging Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania General Assembly to abolish this inhumane, racially unjust, and outdated law, and join 23 other states in ending capital punishment.
WITH secrecy and uncertainty surrounding the supply of lethal injection drugs, executions have become little more than ghastly experiments. The last one came three weeks ago, when the state of Oklahoma executed John Marion Grant, 60, for the murder of a prison cafeteria worker.
No act by the state could be more egregious than executing the innocent. Committing such an atrocity, under the authority of the law and in the name of the people, bloodies the hands of all.
The last time I saw Darrell Siggers, he was slumped forward, cradling his head in his hands, inside the Wayne County Jail in downtown Detroit. His pain was palpable. It seemed to ooze from his eyes and mouth.
Pennsylvania’s death row holds nearly 120 prisoners at two State Correctional Institutions – Phoenix in Collegeville and Greene in Waynesburg.