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Religious Rights of Death Row Inmates

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jun 3, 2019 10:00 pm
  • 17:44

Guest: Elizabeth Clark, JD, Associate Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, Brigham Young University Do death row inmates in America have the right to a minister of their own faith standing at their side at the moment of execution? States have different policies on this and the US Supreme Court has issued conflicting rulings on it in recent months. A new lawsuit filed by a Muslim inmate awaiting execution in Alabama may finally settle the issue.