I interviewed Antonoitte Bosco this week. She has authored 14 books, including Choosing Mercy. The latter won a Pax Christi Award and is about her advocacy against the death penalty — even though her son and daughter-in-law were shot to death. Some 12 years after the killings, the convicted murderer wrote Ms. Bosco a letter asking for forgiveness. If he had been executed prior to this, Ms. Bosco told me whe wondered what his eternal, spiritual consequence would have been. Only God has a “right to take a life,” she said. And she added: “I don’t believe we should rob thieves, rape rapists, burn an arsonist, or kill a killer…” Our platform is in line with this as well. And we believe, strongly, in the concept of “Restorative Justice.” That is, there should be much more rehabilitative help for all those who are incarcerated.