Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 6.12.24

            Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 6.12.24

Governor Ivey set 7.18.24 as the execution date by lethal injection for Keith Edmund Gavin. Gavin’s attorney had asked the court not to authorize the execution, arguing the state was moving Gavin to the “front of the line” ahead of other inmates who had exhausted their appeals. Talking Points are at: https://www.phadp.org/execution-alert-keith-edmund-gavin-7-18-24/  and most importantly, please sign the petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/stop-the-execution-of-keith-gavin-in-alabama  

Governor Ivey set 9.26.24 as the execution date for Alan Eugene Miller, who survived a 2022 lethal injection attempt.  His attorneys have asked the federal judge to block the execution from going forward, seeking to bar the use of nitrogen hypoxia as the method of execution  claiming it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, which is barred by the U.S. Constitution. Talking Points are at: https://www.phadp.org/execution-alert-alan-eugene-miller-9-26-24/ and most importantly please sign the petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/stop-the-execution-of-alan-miller-in-alabama

We read the article Nitrogen Gas Execution in the Glasgow guardian, the official student newspaper of the University of Glasgow and although there was nothing new it proved that “the moral implications of Alabama’s new method of capital punishment” are not going away in the minds of the Western world. Alabama like it or not where are your morals?

On the same topic “The use of nitrogen hypoxia for executions isn't gaining popularity as legislative measures falter and nitrogen producers voice their objections.” by Johann Stellmacher in the Berlin newspaper Aussiedlerbote recounts in detail how other states are confronting difficulties responding to AL’s attorney general’s invitation: "Alabama has accomplished this feat, now it's your turn."

The Times Daily in Huntsville featured “The Art of Resistance”, art from Holman death row which is currently at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art in Tuscumbia.

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! 


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Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 6.12.24