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Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 2.28.18

Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 2.28.18

We are outraged by the state sanctioned torture of Doyle Hamm last Thursday! You can read the horrific details here posted by his attorney: http://blogs.law.columbia.edu/update-hamm-v-alabama/2018/02/25/dr-heath-... State officials like to invoke the law and so our question is: Is there an Alabama law that mandates torture which is what you knowingly with malice aforethought engaged in and at the end tried to minimize?

In an Update Hamm’s attorney Professor Harcourt writes: “Meanwhile, the federal district court in Birmingham has scheduled our next hearing for Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

Dr. Mark Heath will get his report prepared as soon as possible and I will file it with the federal court in Birmingham.

Doyle is recovering slowly. The rest of the family and friends and legal team as well. Slowly.”

In addition to the above horrific news the State set 2 new execution dates. Michael Wayne Eggers execution date has been set for March 15th. Michael Eggers is what one calls “a volunteer” and asked for the State to set him a date. The State was only too happy to comply and will thus be party to suicide. And here we thought that assisted suicide was not legal in Alabama! As we are a death row inmate organization we feel that we need to honor an inmate’s wishes, at the same time we can object that the state acts against its own laws.

Walter Leroy Moody, age 83, is to be executed 4.19.18. We have announcements for both men up on our website and on our Facebook page.

By a vote of 29-0, the Alabama state Senate passed a bill that authorizes the use of nitrogen gas as a back-up method of execution if lethal injection is declared unconstitutional or lethal-injection drugs are unavailable. SB128, now advances for consideration by the state House of Representatives.

 The piece of good news for the week is that Vernon Madison’s case will be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court to answer questions about competency to be executed.

Meanwhile we would ask you to get the word out about the torture that took place at Holman last Thursday as one of our friends in the U.K. did by alerting the urgent action team of Amnesty International U.K. We thank her. 

Honorable Governor Kay Ivey


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And thank you for being THE OTHER VOICE!

See you next week!