ACTION ALERT: Help stop the execution of Robert Holsey

posted Dec 2, 2014, 11:23 AM by GFADP staff
The Commissioner of the Department of Corrections, Brian Owens, set an execution date for Robert Holsey for Tuesday, December 9 at 7:00pm.
His lawyers will present to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles on Monday, December 8 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, December 9 vigils

Two years ago, the New York Times Editorial Board wrote a piece, “Ineffective Counsel in Georgia,” highlighting the many problems with Mr. Holsey’s trial counsel.

For more information about Mr. Holsey's case, click here for an overview.