The execution of Thomas Ivey by the State of South Carolina is scheduled for Friday, May 8.
A peaceful Anti Death Penalty Protest is scheduled to start between 4 PM and 5 PM on 8 May in front of the Department of Corrections administration building at 4444 Broad River Road. The execution is scheduled for 6 PM.
Signs will be available after 4 PM.
A silent vigil is scheduled for Thursday evening, 7 May, from 7 PM to 8 PM at Saint Thomas Moore Catholic Chapel (behind the main building), 1610 Greene Street, Columbia, SC. This vigil is open to all sides and healing prayers or thoughts are for family and friends from both sides.
A candle light protest at the Governor's mansion is scheduled to start at 8:30 PM Thursday evening 7 May. Anyone is welcome to participate, although there has never been a commutation of a death sentence by our governor.
Directions for those who are coming in from out of town:
Vigil for forgiveness and peace - I-126 to Huger St – left onto Blossom St. – left onto Pickens St. – right onto Greene St. -- (St. Thomas Moore Student Center on right).
Protest at Governor’s mansion
Take I-126 into town onto Elmwood turn right onto Lincoln Street go 2 blocks to Governor's mansion.
Friday: Directions from the interstates in Columbia, SC
I-20 West will come off at Exit 65 and turn right to the Department of Corrections (SCDC) on 4444 Broad River Road.
I-20 East will also take Exit 65 but will turn left onto Broad River Road to SCDC.
I-26 East take the Piney Grove Exit 104 turn left across bridge and continue until you come to the end then turn right go 1 or 2 blocks.
I-26 West take Piney Grove Exit 104 turn right at light and continue until you come to the end then turn right go 1 or 2 blocks.
Parking has been previously allowed at the Mexican Restaurant. But please be considerate as they have limited customer parking. They have excellent food as some of us can vouch.
Also the Waffle House, one block away, has parking available with permission. Good place to take a break and get a beverage if necessary.
Sponsored By: South Carolinians Abolishing the Death Penalty http://www.iffonlys.com , http://www.ncadp.org