October 10, 2014, is the 12th World Day Against the Death Penalty.  The goal of World Day Against the Death Penalty is to raise awareness about the death penalty and advocate against the death penalty.  Each year, the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty focuses on a different location or topic about which to raise awareness.  This year, they are focusing on mental health issues among inmates on death row.

 

The mental health of inmates on death row is an ongoing legal battle.  International human rights standards, along with US laws, forbid the execution of inmates with mental illness or intellectual disabilities.  How those two terms are legally defined is subject for debate.

  

On this World Day Against the Death Penalty, we, at The Forgiveness Foundation, ask that you remember all the individuals on death row in your prayers.  Please pray that if they are not guilty of the crime(s) for which they have been convicted, their innocence will be revealed.  Please pray that all who are on death row may come to find peace through personal relationship with Jesus Christ, if they have not already.

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