Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 11.30.16
The Alabama Supreme Court has has denied Ronald Smith's petition challenging the constitutionality of the state's death penalty statute under Hurst v. Florida. A trial judge sentence Smith to death despite the 7-5 recommendation by the jury that he receive a life sentence. Smith, who is scheduled to be executed December 8, is seeking review in the United States Supreme Court.
SCOTUS will hold the conference regarding Thomas Arthur on the 9th. They will address the protocol issue.