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What Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty means to me


We asked members of our organization to write on the topic “What Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty means to me”. This is the seventh article in this series. We hope it will give you some insights into who we are as well as what we are all about.



Coming through that back gate I was in grave disappointment. Passing through the halls of death row seemed eerie. I saw a group of guys in the library or day room and one asked if I was “death row”. I replied softly “yeah.”


That same group of brothers I meet about 3 months after my arrival here and I was intrigued by the zealous splinter of life I see in them and my “Hope” rekindled. This organization has instilled in me that “the fight begins with me.” This same group of guys has inspired my ambition to fight until there’s no fight left. I am truly thankful to be a part of this purpose because “to grow is to be watered by the wisdom before you.”


I am truly appreciative,


Sherman Collins