Virginia Bishops Issue Death Penalty Statement

By Jeff Caruso

Our Creator — who made us out of love for love — has dominion over all life. As children of this loving, merciful God we are led to a profound respect for every human life, from its very beginning  Read More >>

Severe Mental Illness and the Death Penalty


By Michael Stone

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that juveniles and people with intellectual disabilities should not be executed due to their diminished culpability. Read More >>

Severe mental illness and Virginia’s death penalty


By Brandon L. Garrett

Earlier this year, Russell Brown was found insane by both prosecution and defense experts testifying at his trial for the tragic murder of a Virginia state trooper Read More >>