Saturday, June 24, 2006

 

TAKE ACTION: Stop Tennessee from Taking Step Backwards

Paul Reid, who has given up his right to appeals, and has a history of mental illness, is scheduled to be executed in Tennessee on June 28.

This would be only the second execution in the state since the death penalty was reinstated in 1977. Mental health professionals testified that Paul Reid suffered from serious mental illness, including chronic schizophrenia, had brain damage, and suffered a number of serious head injuries as a result of childhood abuse and accidents.

CLICK HERE to take action through Amnesty International USA's Program to Abolish the Death Penalty...
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The State of Tennessee will be taking a step back into the past if it carries out its first execution since November 1960, Amnesty International said today.44 year-old Robert Glen Coe -- who has a long history of mental illness and suffered a childhood marked by his father's sexual and physical violence -- is scheduled to be executed at 1 a.m. local time on 19 April. He has twice come within hours of execution in the past month. He was sentenced to death for the 1979 abduction, rape and murder of eight-year-old Cary Ann Medlin.
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valrossie
Tennessee Alcohol Addiction Treatment
 
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