** RANDY'S CURRENT JOURNALS APPEAR UNDER THE "NEW JOURNALS" TAB**
We welcome you to this site with open arms! We should make it clear from the outset that Randy does NOT have access to the internet, or to a computer. This is NOT a fan site or a forum in which to ask you for legal or financial support, and all decisions and posts regarding this site are made solely by Randy's close friends. The purpose of this site is to bring your attention to Randy's life, as we firmly believe that he deserves another chance. In reading about his life as it is now - through his own personal writings - we hope you will come to the same conclusion and share his story with other people.
We realise that some of you will enter Randy's world cynically, and perhaps even condemningly...However, what you will read on this website is a true reflection of the person Randy is today. Reading through his journals and memoirs will leave you in no doubt that Randy is aware of the mistakes he has made, and he has taken responsibility for those mistakes. We think you will agree that it would be very difficult to fake the type of growth that is evident in him over the last decade or so of his writings. Randy does not claim to be perfect, but who among us can claim to be anything near perfect either?
Randy has genuinely and sincerely asked for forgiveness for his mistakes throughout his life, and we, his friends, forgive him. We firmly believe that Randy is NOT a killer, and should NOT be executed. Those of you who sincerely wish to learn about Randy will see that he is both worthy and deserving of forgiveness...Forgiveness is a powerful tool in the healing process, and as members of a society where a wide range of political, religious, and spiritual beliefs co-exist, the ability to forgive is something we all have in common. We believe that when we are called upon to forgive - when that forgiveness is sincerely asked for - we should grant it...It does not excuse the actions of the perpetrator, but it does allow us to end the cycle of pain.
We ultimately hope that you will leave this site with a clearer understanding of the death penalty and how it's applied, as we believe it has no place in a loving, civilised, and progressive society. In our **News** section, we endeavour to keep you up to date with news relating to the death penalty in Texas, and the Texas Department of Corrections. We have also provided a list of external links to various organisations with whom you can get involved, and lend your support. A justice system based on vengeance, and a society without forgiveness, compassion, reconcilliation, or restorative justice, is NOT the answer. Compassion and love do exist on death row, and these men and women are capable of redemption. No one is ever truly "lost"....Are you the same person you were 20 years ago? We ask that you please keep this question in your mind when you enter this site.
We thank you for taking the time to read about Randy, and his life.