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Mike Farrell and Gary Tyler Speak Out Against the Death Penalty

Mike Farrell and Gary Tyler Speak Out Against the Death Penalty

All Saints Church discussion marks ‘World Day Against The Death Penalty’ Pasadena Now By Eddie Rivera October 12, 2017 Justice takes many faces and many forms. For some the answer to the death penalty question is swift and sure; for others, the lines are blurred between a respect for life and a respect for the victims. For actor Mike Farrell, self-described “social justice advocate,” it has been a decades-long battle, as an opponent of the death penalty, and an advocate…

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Gary Tyler on Maintaining Hope and Compassion in the U.S. Prison System

Gary Tyler on Maintaining Hope and Compassion in the U.S. Prison System

truthdig By Emma Niles October 14, 2016 A life on death row is unimaginable for most people—but for almost 3,000 prisoners in the United States, it is stark reality. Gary Tyler used to be one such prisoner, unjustly convicted and sentenced to death at age 16 for a crime he did not commit. After spending 41 years of his life at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, America’s largest maximum-security prison, Tyler was released in April. Tyler sat down with…

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A New Way of Life Justice on Trial Film Festival Set for Sept.17-18

A New Way of Life Justice on Trial Film Festival Set for Sept.17-18

Los Angeles Sentinel By Shirley Hawkins September 14, 2016 Statistics from the Sentencing Project on Racial Disparities in the U.S.Criminal Justice System found that “one out of every three black American males born today can expect to go to prison in his lifetime.” One of the victims of the penal system was Gary Tyler, who was only 16-years-old when he was charged with a crime he did not commit. Sentenced to the notorious Angola maximum-security prison in West Feliciano Parish,…

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Man Once Sentenced To Death Row Works To Abolish Capital Punishment In California

Man Once Sentenced To Death Row Works To Abolish Capital Punishment In California

KPBS By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Do you support the death penalty? It’s one of the most serious questions to confront California voters this November and one of the most divisive. A Field Poll published in January shows 47 percent of California voters would choose to end the death penalty and replace it with life without the possibility of parole. That’s what Proposition 62 on the November ballot would do. The same poll found 48 percent…

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