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To: Clergy & religious, parish/mission staff, school faculty/staff, parish communicators, campus ministers, social action ministers, respect life ministers and prison ministers
From: Maggie Rousseau, director of Disabilities Ministry; and Jayna Hoffacker, associate director of Justice and Peace Ministries
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Intellectual Disability and the Death Penalty in Georgia
Tuesday, January 25, 2022z
Virtual webinar via Zoom
In the state of Georgia, a person with a diagnosis of intellectual disability, regardless of severity, must prove their intellectual disability “beyond a reasonable doubt.” Further, the intellectual disability must be introduced not just during sentencing, but also during the trial phase. This standard of proof is the narrowest of any state in the entire country. To date, no one has been able to meet that standard.
Georgia Catholics Against the Death Penalty invite you to join us for a discussion on intellectual and developmental disabilities, what Georgia’s standard of proof means for people with disabilities and actions we can all take to work toward the reform of our criminal justice system.
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Intellectual Disability and the Death Penalty in Georgia will be offered via Zoom on Tuesday, January 25, at 7 p.m.