Allow Last Rites Administered to Death Row Inmates sign now

Current Oklahoma Law does not allow death row inmates to have physical contact with people outside of the prison system, ie., visitors, priests, etc. This practice prohibits Catholic inmates from receiving the Last Rites of the Roman Catholic Church. Freedom of religion should be honored in prison, even though many other civic rights have been stripped from these inmates.

We petition the State of Oklahoma to allow these death row inmates one physical visit with a Catholic priest specifically to receive the last rites. We understand that there is usually a chaplain available for prayer and consultation, however, Catholics must receive the last rites only from an ordained Catholic priest and physical contact is necessary for this. Catholics must be allowed one last chance to "get right with God" before their death sentences are carried out.

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  • 11 December 2015150. Noora K
    I support this petition
  • 28 November 2015149. Becky P
    your right on death row is to die Zip Code 74349
  • 27 November 2015148. Jeremiah C
    I support this petition
  • 03 November 2015147. Nancy Riddle
    Even in ancient times, last rites was not refused to the dying . Have we regressed to a level below that of barbarians? Last rites should never be denied to anyone who requests it. Zip Code 89104
  • 17 October 2015146. Debbie D
    Its so funny. All you people think you know everything. Unfortunitly you do not know about religion. Only Catholic priest are allowed to administer last rights, however, a convicted murderer is not entitled to last rights for an execution, and, a convicte
  • 15 October 2015145. Amber L
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  • 08 October 2015144. Bobby Gc
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  • 16 September 2015143. Farra W
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  • 25 August 2015142. Anne D
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  • 22 July 2015141. Chris B
    I support this petition
  • 19 July 2015140. Kimberly F
    I support this petition
  • 20 June 2015139. Jon S
    Every one should be able to have last rites Zip Code 33781
  • 23 May 2015138. Arambula Frederick
    Every person deserves dignity and respect. A person who is being executed deserves last rights in accordance with our Catholic belief. No one should be denied access to spiritual practices, especially when they are being put to death, which is a violation
  • 09 May 2015137. Tom Floyd
    I support this petition
  • 02 March 2015136. Tyler A
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  • 16 February 2015135. Carrie Mariea
    I support this petition
  • 01 February 2015134. Jeanna Hartman
    I support allowing the last rites of prisoners! Zip Code 93457
  • 01 January 2015133. Vl F
    I support this petition
  • 14 December 2014132. Denise M
    every person should have a pastor present berfore they die to get right with the Lord, yes! Zip Code 14075
  • 08 December 2014131. Matt Fernandez
    let them be saved Zip Code 99202
  • 05 October 2014130. Raymond C
    I support this petition
  • 01 October 2014129. John Jc
    The state, while arrogating to itself the power to dispossess persons of their liberty and even their life, does not, I imagine, claim authority over the life of the soul. In light of this, it seems particularly cruel and, in fact, an unauthorized extensi
  • 24 August 2014128. Thomas H
    All roman catholics have the right through god to the last rites Zip Code pa3 4lj
  • 02 August 2014127. Anna H
    I support this petition
  • 31 July 2014126. Jennifer R
    I support this petition
  • 29 May 2014125. Ellen Shepard
    The death penalty is wrong. Killing a convicter killer makes one another killer. All those that stand by and aid in the death of another human, is also a killer. Why shouldn't a person be given last rites? It seems Americans are way behind in humanity and
  • 19 February 2014124. Heather Me
    I support this petition

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