Late last month, Virginia became the latest state to end capital punishment, and more repeals could be on the horizon.
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Sr. Eileen Reilly of the School Sisters of Notre Dame recently joined the Washington-based Catholic Mobilizing Network as a religious engagement associate.
“The Prison Within” had its premiere last year in California at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, where it won the award for best social justice documentary. Last summer, the film was made available via video on demand.
While standing outside the prison that housed Virginia's execution chamber, Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation abolishing the death penalty in the state March 24.
Some faith leaders are now hoping the Biden administration will follow suit.
Gov. Ralph Northam (D-Va.) signed a bill Wednesday ending the death penalty in Virginia, making the commonwealth the 23rd state to abolish the practice.
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Supreme Court’s March 22 announcement that it would hear a government appeal to reinstate the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev brings the death penalty issue in front of the Biden administration.
On Feb. 3, the Virginia Senate passed a bill to abolish the death penalty in the commonwealth. The House of Delegates followed suit this morning, Feb. 5, when they passed their own death penalty abolition bill with a floor vote.
ARLINGTON, VA. — Both the Virginia House of Delegates and the Virginia Senate have now passed bills that would abolish the death penalty in the state.