We oppose SB2237 as it deprives a citizen of the meaningful due process rights guaranteed by the constitution. If Mississippi continues to sentence and execute death row prisoners, the process must remain transparent and the government accountable to the people of this State, in whose name it is carrying out this ultimate and irreversible punishment.  To be fully accountable, Mississippi must provide the public and the courts information about the process to ensure it is humane and in compliance with state and federal laws and the U.S. Constitution. Mississippi should not hide behind a curtain of secrecy when carrying out executions, preventing the courts, the public and counsel for the condemned from obtaining basic details regarding the state’s execution process.

Status

Due from Governor

Position

Oppose

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