Attend Execution Vigils
Vigils for the victims and the condemned will be held throughout the state on the evenings of executions. Locations for vigils are listed below.
GREENSVILLE CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Execution site – Jarratt, VA
Gather at 8:30 pm end by 9:30 pm
The Greensville Correctional Center is located near the town of Jarratt in Sussex County.
- Jarratt is at exit 20 off I-95, 55 miles south of Richmond, and 20 miles north of the North Carolina border.
- After taking exit 20 turn right at the end of the exit ramp if coming from Richmond (turn left if coming from Emporia). The first stop sign is at the intersection with US 301. There are convenience stores at the intersection, which have rest facilities (there are no rest facilities for us at the prison).
- Turn left (south) onto 301 and go eight-tenths of a mile.
- Turn right on the state road 397, Ridge Road (there is a marker for Greensville Correctional Center).
- Cross the railroad tracks and you’ll soon see the prison gate.
- Park in the field on the right hand side.
- Bring a flashlight and bug repellent, depending on the weather.
Those needing or willing to provide a carpool, please call VADP at # 434-960-7779.
St. George’s Episcopal Church
(915 North Oakland Street, Arlington, VA 22203)
Vigil will be held in Room 215 from 8:45 to 9:15pm.
The church is located one block away from the Virginia Square Metro station. A map and directions are available at: http://saintgeorgeschurch.org/about-us/directions-contacts
For more information, contact Elise Cleva at: [email protected].
Protest: Charlottesville Circuit Courthouse, 12:00 pm
315 E.High Street
Virginia Rovynak: (540) 456-6930
Vigil: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church, 8:45 pm
717 Rugby Road
Anne Benner: [email protected]
St. Mary of Sorrows Parish (in the Grotto area outside the historic church) 8:30-9:15 pm, Rt. 123 and Fairfax Station Rd.
Please note: The historic church is at a different location from most parish activities.
Contact Betsy Pugin at [email protected].
St. George Episcopal Church (905 Princess Anne Street) from 8:30 to 9:30pm. For details, contact Debbie Simpson at (540) 379-0113.
The Harrisonburg Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee plans to hold vigils beginning at 8:45pm on the night of each execution, on the south side of Court Square.
Chris Edwards: (540) 434-0457, (540) 578-5467, [email protected]
Linda Royster (540) 383-7080, [email protected]
Lynchburg Peace Education Center
8:30 pm, First Christian Church, 3109 Rivermont Ave.
Contact Ev Heath: (434) 660-7566
Peace Pole (at Lee Ave. and Grant Ave.) 8:45-9:45 p.m.
Jeff & Sharon Haydon: (703) 369-3407
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 100 Harpersville Rd, 8:30 pm
Tina M. Wandersee: (757) 595-0385 ext. 118
Norfolk City Jail – St. Paul’s Blvd. and City Hall Ave. from 5-6 p.m
Contact Kim or Steve at the Norfolk Catholic Worker: (757) 423-5420
There will be two vigils in Roanoke, both in downtown Roanoke in front of the City Market Building on Campbell Ave. The first will be from noon-1pm and the second from 8:45-9:15pm.
Location: Church of the Ascension (4853 Princess Anne Road)
Contact Person: AnnMarie Beatty: [email protected]