Georgia Catholics Against the Death Penalty invite you to join us for a discussion on intellectual and developmental disabilities, what Georgia’s standard of proof means for people with disabilities and actions we can all take to work toward the reform of our criminal justice system.
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As we look toward the start of the Georgia General Assembly’s 2022 Session in January, the Archdiocese of Atlanta and Georgia Catholics Against the Death Penalty invite you to join us as we discuss the many roads to abolition and how you can join the movement to end the death penalty in our state.
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https://gacadp.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/news-general.jpg480640Erik Wilkinsonhttps://gacadp.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/gacadp-logo-v2-300x84.pngErik Wilkinson2021-03-04 15:00:502021-03-04 15:00:51Archbishop Hartmayer Supports House Bill 485
We have been in touch with the sponsors of the bill. Over the coming days we will be updating our website and social media and will be sharing more information about how we can work together to ensure this bill has a chance at a hearing.
It will take a huge effort of committed Catholics to help make this law become a reality.
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In a poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy from December 19 through December 23, 2019, 56% of Georgia voters favored replacing the death penalty with a sentence of life without the possibility of parole. 33% were opposed while 11% were undecided. The margin for error in the poll was +- 4 percentage points.
Respondents were asked:
Because of the constitutionally-mandated appeals, additional trials and associated housing expenses, the death penalty costs Georgia taxpayers substantially more than sentencing prisoners to life in prison with no possibility of parole. Additionally, death penalty cases can drag on for more than a decade, forcing victims’ families to endure years of uncertainty and waiting. In contrast, a sentence of life in prison without parole would offer swift and certain justice that allows these families to move on with the healing process.
Given this, would you support or oppose replacing the death penalty in Georgia with a life sentence without parole?
The results paint a clear picture – faced with an expensive and error-prone system, a majority of Georgians are in favor of eliminating the death penalty and redirecting needed money to solving other crimes, investing in education to prevent crime, and providing more services to victims and their families.
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Georgia Catholics Against the Death Penalty (GACADP) exists to promote a spirituality of respect for life that encompasses victims of violent crime as well as those at risk of execution for capital offenses.