Families of Murder Victims Speak Out Against the Death Penalty
Mary Stewart Atwell for
The compelling stories of people who have lost family members to murder but are opposed to the death penalty are contained in this poignant account appropriately titled Don't Kill in Our Names (by FedCURE* member Rachel King). Families of murder victims are often ardent and very public supporters of the death penalty. But the people whose stories appear in this book have chosen instead to forgive their loved ones' murderers, and many have developed personal relationships with the killers and have even worked to save their lives.
These families have formed a nationwide group, Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation (MVFR) to oppose the death penalty. Weaving third-person narrative with wrenching first-hand accounts, King presents the stories of ten MVFR members. Each is a heartrending tale of grief, soul searching and of the challenge to choose forgiveness instead of revenge.
CURE — Citizens United for Rehabilitation
of Errants, is a nation-wide grass roots organization dedicated
to reducing crime through reform of the criminal justice system.
royalties go to:
Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights