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America's Death Row Prisoner Pages
Prisoners coming to the row are
younger and younger each time a new one comes in.
It is utterly sickening that there
are kids here that, by US law, are too young to buy
cigarettes, but are old enough to be executed. Seriously, people, there are several
guys here who aren't allowed to purchase tobacco products from the
They aren't old enough!
Scott Cothren, Alabama
Nicholas Acklin -Self
Portrait From Alabama's Death Row
Nicholas is a 27 year
old African American man who is new to Alabama's death row. He is
seeking information on Diabetic shock, as he is a Diabetic and feels
may have had some bearing on the crime. Please contact
if you can help in this area. His page includes some poetry, his
self portrait, several other examples of his artwork, and a pen
pal request. Please write !
T. Scott Cothren Writes
From Death Row, Alabama
26 year old death row
inmate in Alabama, who writes on the death penalty, its parallels with
Salem's witch trials, the future of the Abolition movement, and how
opposed to the death penalty should work together against it.
Davis - Sentenced to Death as
a Juvenile in Alabama
"My name is Timothy
Charles Davis I am 39 years old. I was convicted at the age of 17
of a crime I did not commit. I have been on Alabama's death row for 22
years, and I am innocent." Tim's page includes 2 photo's, information on his case, a
letter for supporters to print and mail to state officials, as well as
contact info. for his supporters.
Trace Duncan - Writings And
Poetry From Death Row, Alabama
Duncan is an Alabama death row prisoner. He is in his early
twenties and has been on imprisoned since the age of 17 - on death row
since 19. His page includes a collection of writings by Trace,
including poetry, case information, and his essays "Persecuted Youth"
and "Put the Key In The
Door." Trace is also seeking pen pals.
Carey Grayson, Art and Poetry
from Alabama's Death Row
Carey Grayson is a death
row prisoner in Alabama. His webpage includes links to his poetry
as well as 2 pages of his artwork.
Artez Hammonds - Death Row,
Hammonds is 29 years old and an Alabama death row prisoner. His
page includes case information - Artez maintains his innocence - as
well as photos, and his pen pal request. He welcomes you
writing him for more information on his case. Looking for
donations towards his defense, or someone willing to volunteer their
time on legal or investigatory work.
Hart - Juvenile Sentenced To
Death In Alabama
Hart is on death row in Alabama for a murder committed during a robbery
when Gary was 16 years old. Gary says that the murder was
accidental during the course of the robbery. It was the
first 'serious' crime that Gary had ever been charged with - and it
landed him on death row.
The United States continuing the horrible practice of executing those
were juveniles at the time of the crime goes against all international
conventions. Gary's page includes his writing on violence in
modern american society,
guns, a writing about the executions of two of his fellow death row
and his pen pal request.
James Hubbard - Alabama Death
James Hubbard has been on
Alabama death row since 1977. "...23 long years on a charge of murder
I did not
commit. There was no eyewitnesses, nowhere, NO PROOF that I
committed the crime..."
His page includes a letter
from James Hubbard, and legal information.
James Johnson, Death Row,
James Johnson is an
Alabama Death Row prisoner. He was sentenced to death in June,
1999 for a 1995 robbery / murder. He says that he is
innocent. His page includes a letter from James, more
information, and his pen
Bill Kuenzel - Alabama's Death
Bill is 37 years old,
the father of a fifteen year old, and has been on death row since
He was 25 at the time
of his arrest and says he was convicted solely on the testimony of his
codefendant who was 18 at
the time of the crime and is now out of prison. His page includes
info on his case, his pen pal request, a photos, and a link to another
page on Bill.
Cory Maples - Death Row, Alabama
Cory Maples is a death row
prisoner in the State of Alabama. His page includes his pen pal
a brief letter from Cory,
and an extensive collection of his poetry.
Earl McGahee Christian
From Death Row, Alabama
Earl McGahee is a
Christian who has been published in a local Christian magazine.
He is a
father and a death row
inmate in Alabama. Earl has sent us his pen pal request and an
article about being a
Christian on death row for inclusion on a webpage.
George Sibley &
Lynda Lyon - Husband & Wife on Death Row In Alabama
Sentenced to die by
Electrocution, Alabama said it was murder but George and Lynda
shot and killed a bad cop in self defense. The dead officer was
the only other witness as to how and why the shooting began.
According to them, his personnel file, that showed a long history of
abuse to the public, was hidden from the jury. Information provided by
George Sibley, Lynda Lyon and their supporters. Lynda was executed May 10, 2002
becoming the last American executed in the electric chair before the
practice was banned.
Turpin Bell - Death Row, Alabama
Randy Turpin Bell is an
Alabama death row prisoner. He was convicted of capital
murder in 1983. In his words," if I am executed, I will be the
first man in the United States history to have been arrested, tried,
convicted and sentenced to death for having committed a murder for
which there is no
proof that the person that I am alleged to have murdered is dead...what
was the State's evidence ? The testimony of a convicted felon..." Page
case information, contact info, and an email address through which you
can have messages forwarded to Randy.
Luther Williams, Alabama -
Writings & Defense Fund
Luther is a 39 year old
Alabama Death Row inmate. His page includes information on his Legal
Defense Fund and how you can contribute, an essay on the death penalty
"Insider", and Luther's pen pal request.
Harvey Windsor -
Essays From An Alabama Death Row Cell
Harvey Windsor has
been on death row for 15 years as of 2003. His page includes his
penpal request, and his essays on various topics from cancer and wart
treatment to radial tire tread seperation, from the control of diseases
in the news to national security and identity theft. Visit his
page to hear this unique voice.
Pen Pal Requests from Alabama's Death Row
The Canadian Coalition Against the Death Penalty has received the
following requests for pen pals from Alabama death row prisoners.
Alabama Governor Don Siegelman
State Capitol N-104
600 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36130-2751
Gary Drinkard - RELEASED Friday, May 25, 2001
Gary contacted us
to make his webpage when he was still on death row for
a crime he didn't
commit. The original webpage was created April 21, 1999.
Gary's writing "A
Who Done It Mystery" proclaimed his innocence all along !
GARY IS NOW A FREE MAN ! Released May 25, 2001
Gary Drinkard - 'A Who Done
Mystery !' From Alabama's Death Row
" I am innocent of the
robbery murder that I was convicted of. In these deep south
states which by the way, kill you quick if you can't find a way to
prove your innocence. I am now on death row and have been since Sept.
'95. A little about myself, I'm divorced, love women, children,
the outdoors, ball room dancing, and reading. I'm 6'3", 230
lbs, brown hair and eyes, sincere and loyal. I was a
carpenter by trade. May our Lord bless and watch over you. I hope to
hear from you soon." Visit his page for
Death Sentence Overturned - To
Taurus Carroll - Alabama's
" While I fight hard to
prove my innocence I'm currently sitting on Ala. death row looking for
someone to build a friendship with etc.." Visit Taurus webpage
his pen pal request as well as more information
on his case and
Death Sentence Overturned - Acquitted of
Quick-Writings and Poetry From Alabama's Death Row
Wes is a 22 year old
inmate on Alabama's Death Row. His page includes many of his
and poetry, including
" The Nightmare", " Thoughts From The Inside", "I Am A
Cigarette" and many others, as well as his pen pal request. Wes
is still facing 3 burglary charges but has been acquitted of the
crime that originally put him on death row !
My baby! My sweet precious little angel thought that I didn't
love her and didn't
want to go home with her anymore. So, again I ask you to please
"how does a father on death row explain to his children that he is
never coming home again???
How do I explain
to them that I am not the monster that society makes me out to be,
and that I am still their father, that love and adore them, and I long
to be a part of their lives.
- Freddie Lee Wright
from "How Do I Tell My
Child ?" Executed March 3, 2000
Executed in the Electric Chair
Pernell Ford - Executed In
Alabama June 1, 2000
his last statement, Ford told Warden Charlie Jones he wanted to
apologize to the Griffiths'
for the pain and suffering he had caused, and asked Jones to tell them
to "be safe."
officers made final preparations, Ford recited the 23rd Psalm and other
Last American To Die In The Electric Chair !
Lynda Lyon - Last
person to die in the Electric Chair: May 10, 2002 In Alabama
George Sibley & Lynda
Lyon - Husband & Wife on Death Row In Alabama. Sentenced to die by
Alabama said it was murder but George and Lynda said they shot and
killed a bad cop
in self defense. The
dead officer was the only other witness as to how and why the shooting
Lynda becomes the last
American executed in the electric chair before the practice was banned.
Died In Prison
William (Dave) Scott
& Defense Project - Died in Prison Dec 6, 1999
was on death row with a committed team fighting in Alabama to prove his
innocence. His page
lots of information on his case, his plea to be back home with his
children and more links
Today, the State of Alabama has put to death an innocent
Since I’m already dead, and have nothing to gain,
will finally listen. My blood
is on your hands, but I’ve prayed that
God will forgive you all, for you don’t realize what you are doing. "
Executed by Lethal Injection
Michael Thompson -
Man Executed March 13, 2003 in Alabama
Thompson was an Alabama death row prisoner.
His page includes case information, a letter you can print, sign, and
send to the judge on his behalf, as well as a link to a page on Michael
Thompson at the C.U.A.D.P
Executed in the Electric Chair
Freddie Lee Wright -
Man Executed in Alabama March 3, 2000
Wright was black and his
victims were white. A bi-racial jury voted 11-1 to acquit Wright,
leading to a mistrial,
before an all white jury convicted him.
As he said in a letter,
"Its so much I want to express to the world but with the limited
contact most of us
have its not many that
will know what the last 20 years of my life on death row has been
like. But now
through you I will
be able to touch the minds of a few more and the world will in some way
know I am
human and I am full of
love and compassion for others and their causes just as so many like
you are for
the ones of us that must
live out the rest of our lives under these dark circumstances."
His Page "Atonement for
the innocent ? " includes letters from Freddie, detailed legal
and poetry, Freddie's answers to a student, and contact information to
Other Links to Alabama Death Row Resources
Other Death Row Prisoner Pages / Pen Pals
Arthur - Alabama's Death Row:
" I desperately need an
attorney that cares enough to do the necessary fundamental research and
documented records and evidence, nothing more, nothing less. All I am
asking for is a fair trial. Alabama's court appointed attorney's don't
get paid enough to care." Visit page for more info.
- 'A Letter From Death Row':
" Hi. My name is David
Duren. I'd like to share something of great importance with you, in the
that my regrettable story
will aid you in making some of the most important decisions in your
Personal Homepages for Alabama Death Row Inmates
from Inside: Alabama Death Row Inmates
Death Row Inmates for Alabama
Alabama Anti-Death Penalty Organizations /
Southern Center for Human Rights
Equal Justice Initiative of
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Representation of Death Row
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In Alabama, a Neglected
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News.com: Women on Death Row - Alabama
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Fight the Death Penalty
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row inmates lack attorneys, agency says - The Decatur Daily
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Letter From Death Row by David Duren - The Christian Informer
Row Attorney Captivates GA Audience- Germantown Academy
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"The Eyes Of The World Are Watching Now"
page was last updated April 23, 2005
Canadian Coalition Against the Death
This page is maintained and
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