Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta supports Georgia bill which would resentence death row inmates

Don Plummer, Community Engagement and Media Relations

Office of the Bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta | The Episcopal Church in Middle and North Georgia sent the following important news to EPF’s Death Penalty Abolition Action Group: 

The state of Georgia now has an active, bipartisan revocation bill before its state legislature. SB 485 https://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/59757, that the Diocese of Atlanta is supporting. This bill would resentence all death row inmates to life in prison without the possibility for parole. The Diocese is a supporter and partner with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta in the Georgia Catholics Against the Death Penalty effort  https://gacadp.org/.

More broadly, The Diocese of Atlanta is a sponsor and member of The Multi-faith Initiative to End Mass Incarceration (EMI) http://emi.odyssey-impact.org/.

EMI began as a conference on ending mass incarceration at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and has since evolved into a multistate effort.

Thanks for your attention and the very important work you do.

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