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Seeking Reconciliation From Death Row

Ross, Michael B.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2002) In Restorative justice: A Christian perspective, ed. Rod Carter. Kingston, Ontario: Restorative Justice Program, Queens Theological College. Pp. 18-19.

In this personal essay, Michael Ross, an inmate condemned to execution in Connecticut for multiple murders, describes his experiences of being an offender and being on death row. His account deals in general with the nature and reasons for his crimes, with daily existence on death row, and with his personal transformation as he began to understand and repent for his actions. Ross also expresses his desire for reconciliation with the spirit of his victims, with the families and friends of his victims, and with God.


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