Virgil Presnell

Virgil Presnell

The state of Georgia plans to execute Virgil Presnell, Jr. on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 for the murder of eight-year-old Lori Ann Smithy and the rape of her ten-year-old companion.  The Catholic Church teaches that the death penalty is unacceptable in all cases because it is “an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the…

Donnie Cleveland Lance

Donnie Cleveland Lance

  UPDATE: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Donnie Cleveland Lance was executed by lethal injection by the state of Georgia. This was the country’s second execution of 2020 and Georgia’s first of the year. The state of Georgia plans to execute Donnie Cleveland Lance on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 for the 1999 murders of his ex-wife Sabrina “Joy” Lance, and her…

Jimmy Meders

Jimmy Meders

UPDATE: Thursday, January 16, 2020 the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles granted Jimmy Meders clemency and changed his sentence to Life Without Possibility of Parole. Mr. Meders is the sixth person in the state of Georgia to be granted clemency. Click here for more information. The state of Georgia plans to execute Jimmy Meders on Thursday,…

Robert Earl Butts, Jr.

Robert Earl Butts, Jr.

Robert Earl Butts, Jr. is scheduled to be executed on May 3, 2018 in Georgia. Lawyers have argued that Butts’ trial defense was not effective, and that it failed to carry out a thorough investigation of his case and failed to present evidence, including childhood experiences of abuse and neglect, that could have helped avoid the death penalty. Federal…

Carlton Gary

Carlton Gary

Carlton Gary is scheduled to be executed on March 15, 2018. The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has the authority to commute his death sentence to life, but in 2009, the last time his execution was scheduled, it declined to do so. Take action to stop Carlton’s execution. Write the Georgia State Board of Pardons and…

Keith Tharpe

Keith Tharpe

Want to take action? Write the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles to ask for clemency for Keith Tharpe. Complete this one-click letter to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles. In Georgia, the state Board of Pardons and Paroles has the sole authority to grant clemency. To learn more about clemency click here. The…

J.W. Ledford

J.W. Ledford

Want to take action? Write the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles to ask for clemency for J.W. Ledford. Complete this one-click letter to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles. In Georgia, the state Board of Pardons and Paroles has the sole authority to grant clemency. To learn more about clemency click here….