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On Wings of Hope

On Wings of Hope is a print publication created inside Death Row at Holman Prison in Alabama. With the exception of occasional outside contributions, it is written and edited by prisoners on Death Row. Below you will find excerpts from our newsletter. For a hard copy and to be added to our mailing list contact Esther at beesther@earthlink.net. A donation to defray our printing and mailing cost is appreciated.

Volume 16 | Issue 2 | April - June 2012

Jun
10

OUTMATE 101

Thirty years of prison experience, gratefully on the outside, plus the urgings of one of my Board members prompted the following musings. Those of you, who either know me personally or have read what I have written over the years, will not be surprised that I hold very definite opinions on this topic.

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Volume 16 | Issue 1 | January - March 2012

Mar
13

THOUGHTS ABOUT A JOURNEY OF HOPE IN ALABAMA

We have just completed a very successful Journey of Hope in our state and our thanks go to Bill Pelke and to all who worked so very hard to organize it. No small task! Certainly no state needs a Journey of Hope-from Violence to Healing more than Alabama!

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Volume 15 | Issue 4 | Christmas Edition 2011

Jan
14

 

CHRISTMAS IS FOR CHILDREN

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Volume 15 | Issue 3 | July -September 2011

Aug
26

WORSE THAN TEXAS

l stole the title from the Economist because it triggers an instant reaction of shock and disbelief. How can little Alabama be worse that the mighty state of Texas? Mlghty at least when lt comes to the death penalty?

Well, we are worse than Texas when it comes to number of death sentences, and we are not speaking per capita. This is not new, so why has our state suddenly made headlines with articles proliferating and garnering attention nationally and state-wide?

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Volume 15 | Issue 2 | April - June 2011

Jun
12

THE POWER OF ONE

As we know, the title is not an original but it came to mind in thinking about the last few months and the progress brought about by so many in educating Alabamians about the death penalty. At meetings/conferences I like to hand out a flyer, which has our Talking Points on one side and on the other ten suggestions on how to BE THE OTHER VOICE. The power of one: you!

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Volume 15 | Issue 1 | January - March 2011

Jan
01

IT IS NOT DONE

Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty is the Alabama death penalty affiliate organization of the NCADP and as such we are one of many state organizations in the country, except that we are not. We are not one of many, we are unique. Our founders were on death row and our present chairman and board are also on death row at Holman Prison.

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Volume 14 | Issue 4 | Christmas Edition 2010

Dec
20

Silent Night

Hearing the opening notes of Silent Night takes many of us instantly back to memories of Christmases long ago. If you are a purist, like me, this song is so special so that it is only to be sung on Christmas Eve with family around the tree. That is my tradition, but of course the message is larger.

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Volume 14 | Issue 1 | January - March 2010

Jan
01

THOUGHTS ON FORGIVENESS

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