“I executed 62 people. I’m sorry”: Virginia’s former executioner turned death-penalty opponent

By Selene Nelson They say you can’t put a price on life, but what about death? Earlier this year I spoke to Jerry Givens, a former state executioner turned death penalty abolitionist. He told me that for people who carry out the death penalty, the real, enduring cost is emotional. “If I had known what […]

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