The death penalty "offends my faith," one pastor said. "It doesn't deter crime, and it puts vengeance ahead of justice. It is an international embarrassment.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: "All humans have human dignity and inmates have needs, desires and issues similar to all those outside the prison or jail."
Portland Archbishop Alexander Sample confirmed one of Oregon's most infamous prisoners Wednesday in a heavily guarded private ceremony in the maximum security prison in Salem.
In 2007, Gary Haugen was convicted and sentenced to death for murdering a fellow inmate while serving a life sentence for the murder of his former girlfriend's mother. In November 2011, Haugen gained notoriety for dropping his appeals and asking to be executed.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: Jesuit Fr. George Williams sees his prison ministry as part of Jesuit teaching, not a way to waste his life.