For the first time in my 14 years on death row, I am scared that I may actually be killed. I've known that I must pay for what I have done, perhaps with my life.
But until now, there was no evidence that my end would ever come at the hands of the state that convicted me.
I await my execution in Oregon, a state that, in the 40 years since the reinstatement of the death penalty, has not executed anyone who didn't want to die. The last to face their sentence in Oregon volunteered to do so 20 years ago, during the Clinton administration. It was the next Clinton presidency that was set to all but ensure that no one in this state would be executed again.
Things were going so good.
Published on The Hill, please read the whole article here