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Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 2.1.17

Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 2.1.17

The Alabama Attorney General's Office has asked the Alabama Supreme Court to set an execution date for death row inmate Robert Bryant Melson. Melson's attorney, John Palombi, an assistant federal defender with the Middle District of Alabama, said that they will ask the Supreme Court to deny the AG's motion. "We believe, as we did when the State filed its first motion, that this is premature, considering the questions surrounding Alabama's method of execution. These questions are even more important after the events of Ronald Smith's execution."

Esther attended the Quarterly Meeting of the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP. We are honored to be a part of this great organization and its leadership role in our state under its President Benard Simelton. We value the support we receive for what we do and the bonds of friendship developed over the years with individual members. Thank you Alabama State Conference of the NAACP!

We asked the Board to write on the topic of “What Project Hope Means to Me” and this week we were very proud to publish the first article in this series. Its author Anthony Boyd is what we call one of the “old heads” and so he really knows our history. We hope it will give you some insights into who we are as well as what we are all about. We also hope that you will continue to give the authors positive feedback. It matters!

It is not too early to alert everyone to this year’s Arise Legislative Day which will be on February 28th in Montgomery. For further details and to register you can visit their website www.alarise.org.

 See you next week!