Declaration of Life

To: Deacons and Sisters
From: Deacon Richard Tolcher, Director, Prison and Jail Ministry; Office of Life, Dignity and Justice

As the cries for the death penalty mount in Georgia and around the nation, and executions increase in those states which currently allow them, we invite you to make your personal statement as detailed in the enclosed Declaration of Life.

In signing this document, you declare that should you become a homicide victim, you do not want your murderer executed.

Please sign and have the document notarized before you return it to us. This form will be placed in your file at the archdiocese with all your other personal documents.

For additional information, please contact me at or 404-920-7357.