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

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.”