Urge President Biden: Demolish the Death Chamber & Abolish the Death Penalty

President Joe Biden

Please join us in calling on President Biden to declare the federal death penalty over by taking the following actions:

  • Immediately commute the sentences of those currently on federal and military death rows;
  • Order a halt to the seeking of new death sentences in federal prosecutions;
  • Demolish the federal execution chamber and the building it is housed in at FCI Terre Haute. Yes, BULLDOZE IT!  Perhaps also replace it with living things, such as a grassy area and/or a garden that may be enjoyed by all at FCI Terre Haute, including the prisoners and those who work at the prison;
  • Pledge to support and sign HR 262/SB 582, the Federal death Penalty Prohibition Act of 2021, which abolishes federal and military death penalty laws, removing the possibility of death sentences, and re-sentencing those currently on federal and military death rows.

BACKGROUND:

Former President Donald Trump oversaw an unprecedented 13 executions in the final six months of his term in office, making him the most-executing president since the 1940's.  Trump ignored clemency petitions filed for his consideration as well as the pleas of some victim family members who opposed the executions. Details of these cases raise questions of innocence/culpability, issues around serious mental illness, intellectual capacity, fairness, racial bias and other horrific issues that plague our modern death penalty.


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To: President Joe Biden
From: [Your Name]

Mr. President,

Thank you for signaling clearly that your administration will not allow executions of federal prisoners to continue. In addition, we urge you to:

* Order a halt to the seeking of new death sentences in federal prosecutions;
* Immediately commute the sentences of those currently on federal and military death rows;
* Dismantle the execution machinery at the federal death house at FCI Terre Haute;
* Demolish the federal execution chamber and the building it is housed in at FCI Terre Haute. Yes, BULLDOZE IT! Replace it with living things, such as a grassy area and/or a garden that may be enjoyed by all at FCI Terre Haute, including the prisoners and those who work at the prison;
* Pledge to support and sign HR 262/SB 582, The Federal Death Penalty Prohibition Act of 2021, which abolishes federal and military death penalty laws, removing the possibility of federal or military death sentences, and re-sentencing those currently on federal and military death rows.

Thank you,