Nate Fields

Exonerees and Faith Leaders Work to End State Death Penalty

Death row exonerees Nate Fields and Sabrina Butler joined a diverse group of faith leaders to talk about the importance of ending California’s death penalty during an interfaith breakfast hosted at Holman United Methodist Church on Oct. 10. Fields and Butler were in California to support Prop 62, a statewide initiative on the ballot this November. Most disturbing among all of the failed death penalty’s significant problems – billions in costs, arbitrary and racially biased application, ineffective crime deterrent, an empty promise to victims’ families – is the unavoidable risk that an innocent person may be executed. Prop 62 ends