Voices for Death Row Inmates Banner of Hope
Voices for Death Row inmates got together with London artist Carrie Riechadrt and came up with the idea of a Hankies for Hope banner ... this banner is made from cotton hankies .. hankies being something we wipe tears of sadness away with. During the time the death penalty was in practice in the United Kingdom, the judge when passing a death sentence would place a black hankie on his head as he did so .
Each hankie represents a soul , a soul awaiting their fate or already executed . The name, prison ID number and State is written on the hankie. There are also birds flying free. Bird cages ,hearts , angels , candl
es , leaves and flowers painted onto the banner, again all symbolic.
They have been stitched together with orange ribbons between each one , orange being the colour of oppression and the colour of the jumpsuit a death row inmate wears when being moved from one place to another ... so this banner is very symbolic in everyway
This banner has grown over the last few months …but we want people to add the names of their loved ones and pen pals to the Banner of Hope.
If you would like to add a name of an inmate who has been executed or is on death row please contact us via our facebook page or via our website
Below see our Banner of Hope SO FAR!! More names will be added soon
Friday, 18 January 2013
STOP the execution of Kimberly McCarthy
The family, friends and supporters of Kimberly McCarthy are petitioning Governor Rick Perry and the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole in effort to save Kimberly from being put to death by the State of Texas. Kimberly suffered from a severe addiction to crack cocaine in the 1990's, and her life went into a downward spiral, into the underworld of drugs. Her association with the wrong people coupled with her out of control drug use became a lethal combination which led to tragedy. Prior to her drug use Kimberly had no criminal record and was in the field of helping and healing the sick as an occupational therapist! When she was introduced to drugs her life took a dark and destructive turn that led to tragedy! A tragedy that she lives with daily and is deeply remorseful for. Over the years Kimberly's faith in God has strengthened. Her spirit and personality touch each and every person she encounters. We are asking that Kimberly's sentence be commuted. That the State of Texas show mercy!! Killing Kimberly will not bring the victim back. It will only create more suffering and heartache. More victims. She could be such a positive influence to others. God can use her to touch the lives of other women headed down the road to destruction. Sincerely PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION: http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-execution-of-kimberly-mccarthy