Open Letter From A Buddhist On Death Row
The Clear View Blog (a site for “Engaged Buddhism and Beyond”) has published a thoughtful open letter from Buddhist author and death row inmate Jarvis Jay Masters.
An Open Letter on California’s Proposition 34 — “SAFE California”— to Death Penalty Focus from Jarvis Jay Masters, an innocent man on San Quentin’s Death Row
The 2012 election is over, with its victories, defeats, candidates, and propositions. California’s Proposition 34, the so-called “SAFE California” initiative failed, falling short with 47.3% of the popular vote. A large percentage, for sure, but not enough to win. Where I live, on San Quentin’s East Block Death Row, the election night defeat of Prop 34 was met with loud cheers and with fears.
Read the whole thing here. There are so many engaged Buddhists working to end the death penalty; what do you all think of Masters’ letter?
Take good care over the weekend, BPFers! See you on Monday.