James J. Ackerman is the president and CEO of Prison Fellowship, a Christian ministry that serves the incarcerated, the recently released and their families. Contact Ackerman through Prison Fellowship’s website.
Karen Swanson is the director of Wheaton College’s Institute for Prison Ministries. For media requests, contact the college’s media relations office.
Stacy Rector is the executive director of Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. She also is an ordained Presbyterian minister.
Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier is a law professor at The City University of New York School of Law. He teaches about capital punishment and criminal law and wrote the book Imprisoned by the Past: Warren McCleskey and the American Death Penalty, which chronicles the history of the death penalty in the U.S.
Brandon Garrett is a law professor at Duke University. He co-wrote The Death Penalty: Concepts and Insights and is the author of End of its Rope: How Killing the Death Penalty Can Revive Criminal Justice.
Robert Dunham is the executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center.
Kevin Cokley is an educational psychology professor at the University of Texas at Austin who studies African American psychology. He wrote a 2019 piece titled “Why support for the death penalty is much higher among white Americans” for The Conversation.
Adrian Zenz is a researcher and Ph.D. supervisor at the European School of Culture and Theology in Korntal, Germany, where he studies China’s repression of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang and Tibet. He is also a senior fellow in China studies at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation in Washington, D.C.
Michael Sobolik is a fellow in Indo-Pacific studies for the American Foreign Policy Council. He specializes in U.S.-China relations and has written about persecution of Uighur Muslims.