Southern Prison Ministry collection

Southern Prison Ministry collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Dede, Elizabeth
Creator: Southern Prison Ministry.
Title: Southern Prison Ministry collection
Dates: circa 1996
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms3214

Biographical/Historical Note

"Southern Prison Ministry makes its home at the Open Door Community. Founded in 1976 by Murphy Davis as a partnership ministry with the Committee of Southern Churchfolk, SPM raises a vigorous, critical voice against the frenzy of incarceration in the United States. SPM members campaign against the death penalty and call for alternatives to prisons and jails." -- "Holiest of Holies." Open Door Community. (Retrieved October 8, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a notebook, Southern Prison Ministry's "Current alphabetical listing of all State of Georgia inmates under death sentence during some or all of the time since the 1973 reinstatement of the death penalty," the copy for Elizabeth Dede. It is current through circa 1996.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Capital punishment--Georgia.
Death row inmates--Georgia--Registers.
Lists (document genre)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Southern Prison Ministry collection. MS 3214. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Recent UDS (Under Death Sentence) Inmate News
2Annual Updates/Changes
3Alphabetical listing for all UDS inmates in Georgia