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Karl Chamberlain in Friends Journal

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Reflections from Death Row

How long have you been on Texas death row? I committed this crime in August 1991. I wasn’t a suspect […]

Karl Chamberlain is a prisoner on death row in Texas. He was convicted in 1997 of the murder of Felicia Prechtl on August 2, 1991. He writes that he turned his life over to the will of God on December 1, 1991. He also writes that he has found his spiritual home with Friends, and he has corresponded with several individuals. Three of his poems have been published this year inFriends Journal, two in January and one in February. The questions and answers here are modified from his recollection of an earlier interview he did. His scheduled execution date, originally set for February 21, has been withdrawn pending U.S. Supreme Court decision.

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Bearing Witness with Their Lives

We have an occasional department in Friends Journal called “Witness,” in which reports and reflections on individual actions taken are […]

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