Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty works with the family of murder victims and seeks to give them a voice from their position at “the edge” of the death penalty.
Voices from the Edge: The Impact of Missouri’s Death Penalty on Victims, Correctional Staff, and Families of the Executed is a series of interviews conducted by Kate Siska. These powerful testimonies illustrate the impact of Missouri’s death penalty on the lives of real people. Kate is a mitigation specialist who works with one of the nation’s most successful death penalty trial attorneys. Her experiences working on death penalty trials and her interviews with jurors who served in capital cases involving the death penalty compelled her to develop this project and presentation.
This book has been created as a collaboration between MADP (Missourians Against the Death Penalty) and Chameleon Arts, a Kansas City-based arts and education non-profit. It is available for purchase on Amazon here. All proceeds go to support MADP.
Hear more from the family members of murder victims at Journey of Hope, “who choose not to seek revenge, and instead select the path of love and compassion for all of humanity.” At Journey, “Forgiveness is seen as strength and as a way of healing.”