Voices for Death Row Inmates

"Imagine been held in a cage for up to 23 hrs a day. No TV, no radio, nothing to do except prepare yourself for your own murder. The only human contact you will have is when the guards place the shackles on your wrists and ankles. You have to sit behind a 5-inch piece of reinforced glass in a cage of steel; at the other side of the glass are your loved ones. You cannot touch them, or feel their touch upon you. Your meals are basic, often cold and inadequate. You're lonely with nothing to do except stare to the heavens hoping that the courts will not murder you, and knowing as each day passes your date with your murderers is getting closer. You watch as your friends are taken one by one to their deaths and all you can do is sit back and say goodbye knowing that one day that will be you. You have to put up with the hatred and bullying of the guards and weekly shakedowns with nothing more than a rumour of their coming to take what is precious to you. The guards stop you being able to receive and send mail, your limited phone calls are stopped, and your visits are blocked. All the time sat getting closer to your death. Horrendous thoughts these are, but imagine now if you were innocent of the crimes!!!!! The way the State wants to murder you is sat going round and round in your head. You know that Texas has banned Vets from putting animals down using the 3 drug cocktail as its deemed to cause too much pain and suffering to the animals but they deem it safe to be put in to you to murder you. You know that the next time your family can feel your skin and hold you is after your pronounced dead. Guilty or not guilty no man or woman should be held in these conditions nor should they be murdered in such an in-humane way. As British people who do not have the death penalty in our country, we should stand tall with our fellow humans and show them that we have not forgotten them, that we will fight for them, that we will talk for them, and that WE WILL MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD THROUGH US!!!!"
 © copyright 15/05/2010

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