Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 6.7.23

The governor’s office set a time frame for the execution of James Barber that will begin at midnight on July 20 and expire at 6 a.m. on July 21. The 30-hour window is designed to give the state prison system more time after two most recent executions were called off because of trouble with intravenous lines.

You can find the Execution Talking Points at: https://www.phadp.org/execution-alert-james-barber/ We thank the individuals, including Cantor Mike Zoosman of L’chaim, Jews Against the Death Penalty for their daily weekday calls to the Governor’s office protesting the upcoming execution. Might you join them? PHONE 1-334-242-7100 and please sign the Death Penalty Action petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/stop-the-execution-of-james-barber-in-alabama/

It gives us great pleasure to introduce Dawson Hicks who has joined our organization as Special Events Coordinator. Dawson not only brings a deep commitment to justice to the table but also exceptional initiative and willingness to go the extra mile. Thank you, Dawson and welcome! Together with our friends of Death Penalty Action Dawson is working on a special event for the upcoming execution. We will keep you posted.

Our thanks and appreciation also to Sam Heath of EJUSA for lifting up our organization during the first zoom meeting of Alabama People of Faith Death Penalty Coalition group. We quote Sam: “Our plan is to meet again on Thursday, June 22 at  9:00 am CT for our inaugural meeting. You can use this Zoom link here. Feel free to invite others to the meeting; it is an open meeting.”

As always in closing, we thank all our generous donors who either gave by going to our website and using the “donate” button or who gave directly. Thank you also to all who took the time to read our notes, commented, liked and shared them on Facebook. And if you would like to order our book Ghosts Over the Boiler you can do so at Amazon.com.                                                                


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Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 6.7.23