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Tennessee’s bishops urge governor to halt executions

July 18, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: The state’s bishops called on Gov. Bill Haslam “to use your authority as governor to put an end to the fast-track executions planned for later this year.” The death penalty, the bishops added, “is simply not necessary as the only means to protect society while still providing a just punishment for those who break civil laws. Rather than serving as a path to justice, the death penalty contributes to the growing disrespect for human life.”

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