Cari Willis

Rev. Cari Willis is a volunteer Chaplain for men on Virginia and North Carolina's death row. 

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A Voiceless Grief: Watching My Friend’s Execution

by Cari Willis 11-02-2017

Image via Everett Historica/Shutterstock

No one cared to get to know the man that they were killing — in Jesus’ case, and in the case of my friend. The judges and governor had made up their mind on who he was based on media headlines. No one saw any need to sit with the man who was on the execution table, to find out if his life had changed and whether or not he was having a positive influence on those around him. They defined him by a crime he had committed years ago.

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