Stop Executions in Arkansas and Virginia

Review the action alerts Amnesty International, USA has issued for upcoming executions in the state of Arkansas:

Virginia is scheduled to execute Ivan Teleguz on April 25.

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Vigil Against Execution of Joshua Bishop, Thu, Mar 31 – Write letter in support of clemency

Amnesty International Group #186 is holding a vigil on Thursday, March 31, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, at the entrance of the Augusta Judicial Center at the corner of Walton Way and James Brown Blvd (9th St.). We are witnessing against the State of Georgia’s intention to execute another prisoner. Georgia’s warrant to execute Joshua Bishop begins that evening at 7 pm.

Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty has instructions to send a letter on Mr. Bishop’s behalf for his clemency hearing on March 30. Please send your letter ASAP.

Take Action to Stop the Execution of Brian Terrell

Amnesty International Group #186 is holding a vigil on Tuesday, December 8, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, at the entrance of the Augusta Judicial Center at the corner of Walton Way and James Brown Blvd (9th St.).

Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty has issued an action alert to stop Georgia’s execution of Brian Terrell.

You can read the text of the clemency application Mr. Terrell’s lawyers submitted and the Attorney General’s summary of the case.

Copy text, make any modifications you desire and mail a letter to:

Chairman Terry Barnard
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles
Floyd Veterans Memorial Building
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30334-4909

Call the Board of Pardons and Paroles at (404) 656-4661.

Do you have a Twitter account? If so, send a Tweet to the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Tweet: @GA_ParoleBoard #AugustaGA doesn't want more executions. Grant clemency to #BrianTerrell #capitalpunishment #execution #Georgia #USA

While the parole is the only entity that can grant clemency, the five members are appointed by the Governor. Please take a moment to contact Governor Deal and urge him to intervene. Please take this action until Tuesday, December 8. Below is a sample script.

Governor Nathan Deal

Office of the Governor

203 State Capitol; Atlanta, GA 30334

Tel: 404-656-1776

Web: http://gov.georgia.gov/webform/contact-governor-domestic-form

Sample Call/Email:

“Hi, my name is ______, and I am a Georgia voter from ______. I am writing to ask you to urge your parole board to grant clemency for Brian Terrell. Mr. Terrell is scheduled to be executed on December 8 and I am deeply troubled that Georgia might proceed with this execution given the real possibility of Mr. Terrell’s innocence. It has been repeatedly demonstrated that our criminal justice system is not devoid of error and we now know that 155 individuals have been released from death rows across the United States, since 1976. Again, please urge your parole board to grant Brian Terrell clemency. Thank you.

Thu, Nov 6 Mailing for Human Rights

Members of the Amnesty International – USA Chapter #186 (Augusta, GA) are meeting on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 1:00 pm to stuff packets with envelopes and deliver those packets for people to sign and mail.

1. If you want to receive such a packet, sign up.

2. If you want to help stuff the packets, e-mail for the location in West Augusta. For those of you who helped in August 2014, it is the same location.

What do appeal letters look like? Check out the last batch we prepared.