Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 4.10.24

Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 4.10.24 Governor Ivey set 5.30.24 as the execution date by lethal injection for Jamie Mills. Talking Points are at

https://www.phadp.org/category/execution-alerts/ and most importantly, please sign the petition:

https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/stop-the-execution-of-jamie-mills-in-alabama/ Plans are already being made for a rally and petition delivery at noon on 5.28.24 at the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery. So please mark your calendar and sign the petition!

“ Attorneys for Mills had asked the Alabama Supreme Court to deny the execution date request while they pursue a pending claim of prosecutorial misconduct in the case. Mills’ attorneys wrote in a March petition to a Marion County judge that prosecutors concealed that they had a plea deal with Mills’ wife that spared her from a possible death sentence. She was the key prosecution witness against Mills at his trial. The attorney general’s office disputed that there was a pretrial agreement.”

“Attorneys for Alan Eugene Miller, who survived a 2022 lethal injection attempt, filed a lawsuit in federal court in which they challenged the execution method and asked a judge to prevent a potential execution from going forward.” The issues are violation of cruel and unusual punishment and wanting to silence him which is a violation of Miller’s free speech rights. The Attorney General has asked for an execution date.

Derrick Dearman has dropped all of his appeals and has asked to be executed. “I made this decision for different reasons. One of those reasons is so that all parties involved, not just the victims and their families but my family as well, can kind of get some closure and begin healing and moving forward.”

The Rev. Jeff Hood:” So proud to announce that my latest graduate of The New Theology School is Dr. Bart Johnson!!! Dr. Johnson completed his project on the Parables of Jesus from his cell on death row in Alabama. Dr. Johnson has agreed to serve as our newly created Esther Brown Professor of Executed Theology (appropriately named after longtime Alabama abolitionist Esther Brown).” ( She is honored and touched!}

We are working on posters for Remembrance Day, July 13th. We do not and will not forget those whose lives were taken by the State. We are family!

We thank all who are working so hard and diligently to stop all killing in Alabama! And 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. Stay safe and be kind to each other!                                                                Esther

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