July 30, 2019
The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary in the Woods, Indiana reside just five miles away from the facility where federal executions take place. The Sisters issued this statement in response to the July 25, 2019 decision to resume federal executions after a 16 year moratorium.
Read an excerpt from the statement below:
"We, the Sisters of Providence believe we are to forgive one another, not to seek retribution with vengeance and further violence. We re-affirm our opposition to capital punishment in all cases and ask that all sentences of death row inmates be commuted to life without parole. We urge our federal government to abolish the death penalty once and for all."