I receive a fair amount of correspondence from convicts at my job at On Being. This one from Texas. They’re moved by the work we do, and it’s important to be respectful but establish firm boundaries. Here’s a thank you note for sending CDs to them, and we some business advice too!
For those about to take my life, may God have mercy on your souls, may God bless your souls.
—Troy Anthony Davis, speaking to the prison officials who executed him by lethal injection at 11:08 in a Georgia prison last night, according to an eyewitness account from an Associated Press reporter.
About the photo: A demonstrator outside the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia, on Wednesday, September 21. (photo: Erik S. Lesser/AFP/Getty Images)