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It’s hard to fight for anyone who appears to be a hardened killer. But the death penalty is a tough one to call, because it is irreversible. That’s the dilemma being faced by those who have concerns about the decision of the state of Georgia to kill a man who has been proven to be mentally disabled. One could easily argue for life in prison without parole, so the death penalty doesn’t always seem necessary.
The state of Georgia is regularly in the news these days for its consistent torture of prison inmates, especially those who are black. Not only does the state have an atrocious incarceration record, it also has some of the worst prison conditions in the world. Additionally, inmates are not given opportunities to rebuild their lives after they leave prison, creating even more harm and destruction within the African American community.
KultureKritic.com tells more:
An attorney for a Georgia death row inmate set to be executed this week told reporters that the state Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied his client’s
application for clemency.
Brian Kammer said Monday he is “horrified and outraged” by the board’s decision. His client, Warren Lee Hill, was initially serving a life sentence in 1990 for the 1986 killing of his girlfriend when he killed a fellow inmate. A jury in 1991 convicted Hill of murder and sentenced him to death.