Send a Thank You Note to the Georgia Parole Board of Pardons and Paroles

posted Jul 10, 2014, 9:39 AM by GFADP staff   [ updated Jul 10, 2014, 9:41 AM ]

We are very grateful for the decision from the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to grant Tommy Waldrip clemency.

As you might know, 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.  

It is very rare that the Parole Board decides to grant clemency. The last person on death row in Georgia to be granted clemency was Daniel Greene in 2012.

This was the 5th time since 2002 that clemency has been granted, and as Georgians, it's critical that we show our support for what might be an unpopular decision from the Parole Board. 

Please take a moment to senda thank you letter to the Parole Board.  

Chairman Terry Barnard
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles
Floyd Veterans Memorial Building
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30334-4909

Via facsimile 404-651-6670

With hope,