Executions in 2018: min. 690 plus 'thousands' in China

Gary Drinkhard – “Freedom for good“

Gary Drinkard with his children in 2001

"For the first time in 7 years, 8 months and 25 days I woke up this morning, put on the cloth of the ‘free world’, went outside and listed to the birds singing!" (Gary Drinkhard) 

In 2001 Gary Drinkhard was exonerated from death row in Alabama after spending 7 years there. 

Please read letters from Gary Drinkhard to Britta Slopianka, former chairperson of the German Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, here (in German). 

News paper articles about the case of Gary Drinkhard in English language:

Not easy to forget — or forgive

Man has second life, family, new cause
CARLA CROWDER, The Birmingham News

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"I know you can make a difference because it was people like you who saved Paula Cooper's life, and I thank you very much." (Bill Pelke)  

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