Monday, 24 March 2008

Vigil against capital punishment is today

Vigil against capital punishment is today

staff reports • Argus Leader • March 21, 2008

The 11th annual Good Friday vigil against the death penalty is set for noon to 1 p.m. today at the state penitentiary.

The event, hosted by the South Dakota Peace and Justice Center, will be near the flagpole at the entrance to the Jamison Annex, just north of the main prison.

The service includes a homily by the Rev. Peter Holland, songs and a remembrance ceremony for victims of murder and those on death row.

South Dakota executed its first inmate in 60 years last July when Elijah Page was killed by lethal injection.

Three other men remain on death row in the state: Donald Moeller, Charles Rhines and Briley Piper.

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