Tumblr Icon RSS Icon

Former Commissioner Of Georgia Department Of Corrections Calls For Abolishing The Death Penalty

By Zaid Jilani  

"Former Commissioner Of Georgia Department Of Corrections Calls For Abolishing The Death Penalty"

Share:

google plus icon

In a gripping article for the Daily Beast titled “I Ordered Death in Georgia,” Allen Ault, who oversaw the Georgia Department of Corrections from 1992 to 1995, calls for abolishing the death penalty. Writing that he oversaw the executions of five inmates whose names and faces he will never forget, Ault reveals that he privately tried to convince Georgia officials to commute Troy Davis’s sentence. He concludes that the “United States should be like every other civilized country in the Western world and abolish the death penalty.”

‹ GOP Congressmen Propose Plan To Forcibly Deport Undocumented Domestic Abuse Victims

State Budget Cuts Could Mean Long Lines, Faulty Voting Machines For Voters In 2012 Elections ›

By clicking and submitting a comment I acknowledge the ThinkProgress Privacy Policy and agree to the ThinkProgress Terms of Use. I understand that my comments are also being governed by Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policies as applicable, which can be found here.