1997-01 Sample Form Letter

Governor———-
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Dear Governor______________

The National Convocation of Jail and Prison Ministry is a movement of those who minister in the system, volunteers and others from around the nation struggling to integrate direct service, advocacy and education. we work in the Christian tradition to move from a retributive to a restorative criminal justice system. We oppose the death penalty for moral, justice and economic reasons.

We are writing on behalf of (inmate name), on death row in this state.

We recognize that any decision you make will be difficult an will require much courage.

We ask that you (commute the sentence/extend the execution date of inmate name) .

( Specific comments about -this case)

We will pray for you and for justice in your state.

Sincerely,

Chairperson, Jail and Prison Ministry