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To Buddy Pittard, every death row inmate at Georgia's Jackson state prison deserved their fate. How pity or empathy squared with the Gospel of Jesus Christ did not concern him. Then he met Keith “Bo” Tharpe, an inmate who taught him that some people might deserve a second chance.
Last year, at a time when the use of death penalty had dropped to historic lows nationwide, Georgia executed nine people convicted of murder, more than any other state. Don’t expect that pace to continue.