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MEETING MINUTES: Prison Reform Death Penalty Task Force on November 16, 2022

by | Nov 16, 2022 | Prison Reform/Death Penalty Task Force

Meeting: Nov 9, 2022 at 1:36 pm

In attendance: Paul Bullis, Bille Fidlin, Bethany Lambrecht, Jim Ek, Patty Ek

Opening prayer by Paul Bullis

We discussed what everyone has been up to since our last meeting.

  • Patty shared that her church (St Matthew) is again viewing “The Chosen” followed by discussion, by popular request. Bethany asked for a link to the material: https://www.angel.com/watch/the-chosen/episode/season-1-episode-1-i-have-called-you-by-name&ap=true
  • Beverly shared that Bread and Puppet theatre will be at Kiwanis Park at 3 pm on Saturday.

Paul gave an update on the Death Penalty DVD study

The River of Fire study is on hold

Murray Hooper execution:

  • On Nov 18th, there is a prayer vigil for him and other victims of violence at state capitol 5:30 pm
  • There is a rally at Wesley Bolin Plaza at 9:30 am

We are considering renaming our committee. We will think about it for a while.

Questions from last meeting:

  • School-age children with 1 or more incarcerated parents at some point in their lives – 9 percent
  • Death row tour? Billie is not getting an answer – new governor – see how that shakes out

Re-entry discussed.  Could Open Table be used for this?

  • Are there support groups for kids who have incarcerated parents, such as programs in schools?
  • Patty will call one of our church members who interacts with the local school

Next meeting is Jan 17 at 1:30 pm

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Author: Patty Ek

Member of the Desert Southwest Conference Prison Reform Death Penalty Task Force
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