Rodney Berget is scheduled to be executed the week of October 28th, 2018 in South Dakota for the 2011 murder of a correctional officer named Ronald Johnson. This will be the state's first execution since 2012.
Thanks to the "secrecy" provision in South Dakota law, the state does not have to make public how it obtained the drugs that will be used in Mr. Berget's execution. Unless the state reveals its sources, there is no way of knowing if the drugs that will be used in this upcoming execution have been obtained legally.
Catholic Mobilizing Network calls on all people of goodwill to oppose this action. Advocate for clemency for Rodney Berget by sending a letter to South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard. In South Dakota, the governor has the sole authority to grant clemency.
The contact information for the Governor of Tennessee is:
Office of the Governor
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, S.D. 57501