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Letter in Support of a Referendum
By Alva E. Campbell,
April 14, 2007

Dear Laurie & Kunta:

I am in receipt of your newsletter and I hope that you and all concerned will go forward with the referendum, because I think that this will be the only outcome, now that we see which direction Governor Strickland is going to take; and most of us on Death Row thought that he would take another direction, at least to move toward a moratorium, which he has no plans in doing.

I, for one, appreciate all that you and others are doing to try to stop the Death Penalty in Ohio, and I know that you are up against strong forces in the political arena, but this, too, can be defeated with stronger forces fighting the Death Penalty. Hopefully, more people will become involved with this strongly.

Please keep me informed as to what is going on, and I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers. I remain,


Alva E. Campbell, #354-963
Ohio State Penitentiary
878 Coitsville-Hubbard Road
Youngstown, OH 44505-4635

Read another response by a man on death row:
James Conway, Support Education And Not Death Row
Here's the original letter.

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