Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 9.28.16
Lawyers for Thomas Arthur filed an appeal with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Arthur’s attorneys argued a federal judge in July prematurely dismissed Arthur’s challenge after misapplying a requirement for inmates to name an alternate execution method.
“Absent this court’s intervention, Mr. Arthur will soon be executed without having been afforded the chance to prove that Alabama’s method of execution is highly likely to subject him to agonizing pain,” lawyers for Arthur wrote.