America's Death Row Prisoner Pages
May 26, 1999 Music by JESSIE
LEE WISE "The government says..."We are going to kill this man
because he killed another
we want people to know it is wrong to kill" My
would be if killing is wrong why are they doing it ? How
they going to show the people it is wrong to kill by killing
someone ? Does it stop
people from killing ? We then next
rape people who rape ? "
- Carman Deck
Death Row, Missouri Mark
Gill - Death Row, Missouri
" My name is Mark Gill and I am a
death row inmate in MO. I've been a C.P since March of '04, and
to be honest,
I've put off writing your org for over a year,
thinking I could handle or go through this alone. Having no one
write to makes it hard to deal with things going on." Visit Mark's webpage for his pen pal
Storey - Death Row,
" This is why I am
writing to you at this time. I would like your help in finding
someone that is willing to write to a death row prisoner,
get through the sometimes
rough and lonely times of being isolated from the outside world,
a daily struggle with fighting for his life. " Visit Walter's
webpage for his pen pal request.
Winfield - Death
Row, Missouri "Innocent."
Recently incarcerated capital punishment
inmate on appeal. Wishes to correspond with females on the
outside... Also seeking
attorneys and paralegals with extensive
experience in criminal law and investigation that could help in my
legal appeals and possibly legal representation." Visit Johnny's
webpage for his pen pal request and photo. William
'Ted' Boliek - Death
William "Ted" Boliek titled "Parrot's Dawn", and "Dream Dancer".
Visit his webpage for his poetry, pen pal request and contact information.
Clayton - Death
Missouri Cecil Clayton
was born in 1940, in Missouri. " I have recently found out that I
have access to this webpage.
In which I can appeal to those in society who care about the truth.
I am to the point
where I may have only two or
three years before I am executed. I
hope there are some out there who will take notice to what I have
on this webpage and lend me support in helping to show my innocence.
If anyone would like to contact me,
I would appreciate your correspondence. My time is short, I look
forward to hearing from you." Carman Deck -
A new member to Missouri's death row. His page
includes an essay on the death penalty, as well as some of his poetry
and how you can contact Carman.
13, a jury once more recommended the death sentence for Ernest Johnson,
convicted of murdering three people,
Mary Bratcher, Fred Jones and
Mable Scruggs during a 1994 robbery of a Columbia Casey's General
Store. Judge Gene Hamilton
formally sentenced him to death
again on Monday, April 19, 1999. Missouri activists were
arrested for protesting his resentencing. Joseph
Whitfield, Death Row,
Whitfield is a Death Row inmate in Missouri. He is desperately
seeking help in obtaining investigators,
and financial assistance to
pay for a Forensic and Ballistics Expert, which he says will prove his
complete innocence. Executed
Missouri Music by JESSIE
to write my books so bad; and when they come to get me I
to tell them that I'm not through with this life;
I have so much to say, and ask them if they can wait awhile. Crazy;
it? it's ridiculous to even
consider compassion from such an
obnoxious system, and they care less if they're killing a possible
creative entity."- Jessie Lee Wise
Executed May 26, 1999
Executed November 15, 2000
James is the only prisoner
on death row in America for a death resulting from
a bar fight.
He was on death row for shooting Jerry Oestriker in a
brawl in Arnold, Missouri in 1982. There was
considerable evidence, much
of it unheard by the jury, that he acted in self defense
after being struck and stabbed by the victim.
Even viewing the case in
light most favorable to the prosecution, the facts established that
not a premeditated capital murder. Visit his page for photos,
articles, and info on the case,
protests from Missouri anti death
activists, and news articles regarding his execution.
Ralph Davis -
Missouri - The Missouri Supreme Court, set his execution for late the
evening of April
just past midnight, April 28. Incompetent counsel,
Circumstantial evidence: according to
attorney, although the blood in his car was Susan Davis', no murder
weapon or body was
Page has information on upcoming protests in Missori against his
execution., and also
text of his
Robert Jones -
Executed November 20, 2002
received a fair
trial, and he would not have been sentenced to death if he had received
an experienced lawyer who would have introduced extenuating
trail. Visit his webpage for information on his case in both
English and French.
- Executed June
Bruce Kilgore was an African-American whose death
penalty case fell through the cracks.
was killed by lethal injection at the Potosi Correctional Center in
Missouri, after Governor Mel Carnahan and the courts failed to
Bruce and his co-defendant Willie Luckett were
convicted in separate trials of the murder of a St. Louis woman.
Only Bruce received the death
penalty. Although there is a credible claim that it's the
who actually stabbed the victim,
only Bruce received the death
Page includes his clemency application to the governor.
August 31, 1999
murdered by the state of Missouri in the early morning hours between
Aug 31 and Sept 1,
The family of the victim had asked the governor to spare Mr.
Leisure. His trial attorney recently
that he had a severe personal drug problem at the time that he was
representing Mr Leisure,
seriously hurt the
case. Our condolences to the family and friends of David Leisure
well as to
Michaels' family, who lost their loved one so many years ago. We
would like to thank the family of
for standing against the death penalty in this case.
Executed February 6, 2002
"My name is
Michael Owsley, I am a 39 year old Moorish-American on Death Row in the
State of Missouri.
I have been here at the Potosi Correctional
Center since 1995 awaiting
my demise at the hands of the State.
I don't have any outside
support except for my Mother, who is elderly,"
Michael Owsley's webpage for his pen pal request, and more information
on his case.
Roy Ramsey -
Executed April 13,
Missouri APRIL 13, 1999 - State of Missouri murdered Roy Ramsey April
was one of ten brothers, born in southeastern Missouri. While Roy
received the death
Billy Ramsey got a 25-year prison sentence in exchange for testifying
against his brother. He
eligible for release on parole sometime next year. Possible
Innocence of Murder. Roy and some
it was Billy, not he who was the gunman.
Roy Roberts -
Missouri March 10 - Did Missouri execute an innocent man ?
of family of
Roy Roberts will not forget him, and how the governor refused to listen.
was covered in
Jessie Lee Wise
- Executed May
Missouri - Jessie Lee Wise, an African-American man convicted and
sentenced to death
his constitutionally -guaranteed "day in court". Jessie's case
was afflicted with over
instances of police and prosecutorial misconduct which were never
Parkinson at the CCADP spoke to Jessie by telephone just hours before
we were devestated by the death
of this exceptionally talented man.
you to listen to Jessie's Music (in real audio) to help keep his spirit
Jessie Lee Wise was responsible for running the music
program amongst the other inmates involved with
Potosi C.I.'s music
program and was an inspiration to
all. He will be sorely missed !
Hopefully, his music will live on -
apparently the master tapes were to be released on CD
supporters who've kept his name alive, to help raise some money for the
program at Potosi as well as for all the world to hear this
Missouri - Executed
April 25, 2001
Supreme Court has set an April 25, 2001 execution date for Mose
sentenced to death for the slayings at a St. Louis pawnshop in February
killed three men
after an argument with the pawnshop's owner. Young, who is at Potosi
been on death row since July 1984. Visit his page for more info on his
what you can do
to help. Death Sentence OverturnedCharles Armentrout - Death Sentence
was given the death penalty on March 31, 1998 in St.Louis city, Circut
Court St.Louis Missouri. I
represented myself throughout the 21 days of trial and my direct appeal
before the Missouri Supreme Court." Visit Charles' webpage for his pen
- Death Sentence Overturned "...I've
been on death row for
four years and I'm presently in the Federal court in my appeals.
Would welcome anyone who would enjoy writing." Visit Lemoine's webpage
for his pen pal request. Lloyd Schlup -
Death Sentence in Missouri
That he can't now be executed "is a
victory," asserts Sean O'Brien, the appellate attorney who was
uncovering the new
evidence which compelled Gov. Mel Carnahan to stay his
execution in 1993 and federal courts to order an evidentiary hearing
Lloyd was featured on A&E's special Investigative
Reports during his time on Death Row at Potosi.
Death Sentence Overturned
Robert was a 29 years old Missouri death row
prisoner when he first wrote the CCADP. He had been on death row
in Missouri since he was 19
years old. His page includes details on the case, his penpal request
and photo. Christopher
Overturning The Death Penalty for Juveniles
one of a number of American
death row prisoners who were featured in Benetton's Controversial ad
His appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the execution of juveniles
unconstitutional. Visit his page for more information.
Contact The Governor Governor Jay Nixon P.O. Box 720 Jefferson
City, MO 65102 Phone: (573)
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over 1000 Death Row Prisoners Since 1998 "The Eyes Of The World Are
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updated December 30, 2010 Canadian Coalition
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