Urgent Action for Marcus Wellons

posted Jun 10, 2014, 11:58 AM by GFADP staff   [ updated Jun 10, 2014, 12:00 PM ]

As you know, the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections, Brian Owens, set an execution date for Marcus Wellons for Tuesday, June 17 at 7:00pm.

His lawyers will present to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles on Monday, June 16 at 9:00am. The Parole Board is the entity in Georgia that has the sole authority to grant or deny clemency  (either to commute, or reduce, a death sentence to life without parole.) Only after a person has exhausted all appeals and other avenues of relief will the Parole Board consider granting  clemency. 

Please take a moment to send a letter to the Parole Board today.

Download a sample letter to Board of Pardons and Paroles and edit to include your name and address at the bottom, then print, sign, and fax or mail to:

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles
Floyd Veterans Memorial Building
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30334-4909
Fax: 404-651-6670

Also, please plan to attend a vigil near you on Tuesday, June 17. http://www.gfadp.org/vigils

We will keep you posted on any new developments.