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Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 11.20.19

                      Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 11.20.19


Work continues on our Christmas edition of Wings of Hope as the articles continue to be written and typed. Part of belonging to our Board is the duty to not only attend the weekly meetings but also to write an article for each quarterly newsletter. Perhaps more than at any other time of the year it is impossible not to remember but nevertheless it is also a time to appreciate and be grateful for what is good in our lives.

And so we look forward to the weekend before Thanksgiving when Kairos will be visiting. Their visit invariably means good conversations and good food. Of course not all of death row can join the men of Kairos in the visiting park, it’s just not big enough and we take turns, however all can count on good food being brought to their cell thanks to the generosity of Kairos.

Our Board is also busy planning a Thanksgiving party during the weekly Board meeting. No, it won’t be free world food, but it will be food bought and prepared by us especially for our party. And we cook some mean casseroles!

ON THE APPEAL PODCAST: “STATES TURN TO NITROGEN GAS FOR EXECUTIONS, DESPITE SERIOUS CONCERNS” APPEAL Staff Reporter Lauren Gill gave a great overview of the problems and lack of research with this new form of execution and the State’s usual response to all forms of execution: Secrecy!

If you live in north Alabama, tomorrow is the day when you can see round 2 of “Ghosts Over the Boiler, Voices from Alabama’s Death Row” at 5:30 p.m. at Florence-Lauderdale Public Library. Thank you to our wonderful Advisory Board Members Dr. Katie Owens-Murphy and Gary Drinkard and others who made all of this possible. We so appreciate you!

Our Christmas card list has been updated and is now available on our website. http://www.phadp.org/?q=node/801 

As an organization we do not comment on prison conditions but we would like to give a shout out to a long time friend who was introduced as “Robin” in a recent NPR broadcast on that topic. Naturally she did a great job, how could she not as attorney/professor! Thank you Robin for having been our friend for a long, long time!

 Today Esther is speaking to the Valley, AL Kiwanis. Our thanks to the local library for facilitating this opportunity!

We continue to thank anonymous donors who gave by going to our website and using the “donate” button and of course also those who gave directly. We also thank all those who recently joined our Facebook page.  Our thanks to all who believe in what we do and stand with us. You make a difference! See you in 2 weeks’ time and Happy Thanksgiving!

                                                                Esther