"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

LWOP Fails To Protect, Again

From our own beloved Virginia comes the heart-warming story of story of Robert Gleason, Jr., an inmate at Super-Max Wallens Ridge Prison. Gleason, in prison already for murder, beat and strangled his cellmate to death because the man was singing, screaming, and acting obnoxiously.


Gleason promises to kill again and has pleaded to be executed, saying,

I murdered that man cold-bloodedly. I planned it, and I'm gonna do it
again. Someone needs to stop it. The only way to stop me is put me on death row.
I did this. I deserve it. That man, he didn't deserve to die.


Wallens Ridge is a newer (about 10-year old) high-level security prison carved into the remote mountains of southwest Virginia. It routinely houses serious offenders serving life sentences. Yet for all that, Gleason managed to kill a fellow inmate.


There are some murders that need to be punished with the ultimate punishment. No humane methods currently known can prevent some individuals from hurting or killing others, even in our most secure prisons.

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Great post, I think it's very disappointing how the LWOP have failed yet again.

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