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Retired Death House Chaplain Campaigns Against Capital Punishment

A number of U.S. states have taken steps to limit the death penalty over fears that innocent people may have already been executed. But not Texas, which has put to death more than 500 people since capital punishment was reinstated there in 1982. The former chaplain of the Huntsville state prison, the busiest execution chamber in the country, has some strong thoughts on the situation. “Okay, nobody’s been in here before, but this is part of the tapes,” said Reverend Carroll Pickett. There ...

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