Missouri Sets March 17 as Execution Date for Cecil Clayton

Missouri plans to execute Cecil Clayton on March 17 at 6 p.m.  A 74 year old man, who as a result of an industrial accident lost significant portions of his brain, Cecil stands as an example of the fundamental flaws in our system of capital punishment.  In 1972, a projectile shot from a working saw shattered the frontal lobe of his brain.  This area controls judgment, intellectual functions, and emotional adjustment.  Doctors responding to his injury were forced to cut away surrounding dead and damaged tissue in the executive center of his brain.  The loss

Screenings of Potosi: God in Death Row

In the near future, MADP chapters will be hosting screenings of the documentary Potosi: God in Death Row, in collaboration with producer Lisa Boyd.  A powerful exploration of the themes of forgiveness and redemption, the film offers an opportunity to engage in deep discussions regarding the death penalty.  The following link provides a short preview of the documentary.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXKKYmgOTt4.