As you know, Georgia executed Steven Spears. This makes the 8th execution this year.
Georgia now surpasses Texas in the number of executions this year.
This is absolutely not a distinction that we want for Georgia.
One of the things that is so maddening about this is that these executions do not reflect the opinion on the death penalty of many Georgians. There have not been any new death sentences in our state in two years. This is in line with the rest of the country; death sentences are down and states are repealing the death penalty.
After each execution, we send out a note telling you all how much we need you to join us in our fight to end the death penalty. This has never been more true.
An execution date has been set for William Sallie for.
Please stay tuned for updates.