His execution date was set for January 31.
Two days before the date was set, a civil court judge had
issued a stay in the case
because a civil suit was filed by the American Civil
The ACLU argues that Montana's use of lethal injection
is unconstitutionally cruel.
The civil judge ruled no execution could go ahead until that
case was resolved,
but the sentencing judge ignored the ruling and went ahead
and set a date anyway.
The Montana Supreme Court had to intervene in the
jurisdictional dispute to uphold the stay.
An application for clemency has been filed with
Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer
who holds the responsibility for making the final decision
on commuting his sentence.
CANADIAN SENTENCED TO DEATH
"Canada is gravely concerned
by indications that the execution of Mr. Ghassemi-Shall may be
carried out imminently, Canada urgently appeals to the
Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran
to grant clemency to Mr. Ghassemi-Shall on compassionate
and humanitarian grounds." Foreign Affairs
Minister John Baird and Consular Affairs Minister Diane
Ablonczy www.jimmydennis.com " As a strong
advocate for the wrongfully convicted,
I have become aware of Jimmy's case and hope to help Jimmy and his
supporters find justice in this case. " - Susan
Sarandon, Actress/Activist - 2005
Jimmy Dennis was
the first death row
prisoner to have a webpage set up by the CCADP. Visit The
International Justice for Jimmy Campaign: www.jimmydennis.comto see
around the world bringing attention to this innocent man on
death row.CCADP Directors/Founders Dave Parkinson and
us speak at your school, university, or event.
for consultations / interviews for media.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tracy
Lamourie and Dave Parkinson speaking with with
Mike Farrel, Edward Greenspan, Pat
O'Connor and Juan Melendez at
the Ontario Bar Association for Injustice
Speaks by AIDWYC (The
Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted),
Parkinson and Tracy Lamourie meet with exonerated
Florida Death Row prisoner Juan
Melendez in Montreal 2004.
a CCADP webpage proclaiming his innocence when he was still
on death row !
He was finally released January 3, 2002.
IS HARPER'S CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT PRO DEATH
The Government of Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper
turned its back on Canada's traditional role on the world
and The Death Penalty
" If this wretched, demeaning law goes back on the books
everyone of us in this society is demeaned by it. "
- Pierre Burton,
| Exonerated - Released - Re-Sentenced
These prisoners originally wrote the CCADP when
they were still on death row seeking assistance.
Since then, many of them have been exonerated and released,
with many more have been re-sentenced to a lesser
The CCADP filed suit against the state, and had the legislation thrown out as unconstitutional. A Federal Judge ruled that banning our webpages would cause "irreparable harm to the First Amendment."
The CCADP has offered
free webspace to over 1000 Death Row Prisoners Since 1998 "The Eyes Of The World
Are Watching Now" Last updated April 23, 2012 Canadian
Coalition Against the Death Penalty This page is maintained and updated by Dave
Parkinson and Tracy Lamourie