The continued use of the death penalty has a devastating and outsized impact on those already unjustly targeted and victimized by our criminal legal system. Of the 185 people exonerated from death row in the last 48 years, 99 are Black.
Johnny Gates spent 26 years on GA’s death row. Securing a coerced & unreliable confession, suppressing & destroying evidence, striking prospective Black jurors, & intentionally creating an all-White jury, Johnny’s case was rife with misconduct by police & prosecutors.
Today marks a tragic anniversary—10 years ago Georgia ended Troy Davis’ life with a lethal injection. Davis was convicted of killing a police officer in Savannah in 1989, a crime he always maintained, & the evidence indicates, he did not commit.
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Why is it so hard to right a wrong in GA?
Devonia Inman has been wrongfully imprisoned for 20+ yrs.
“Justice, not victory, is our chief goal.”
Yet the AG’s actions in the Inman case belie their stated chief goal. Read more on our blog: