At age 15, he has been traveling around the country, and indeed around the world, speaking out on behalf of his uncle and against the death penalty. At his young age, he has become a powerful voice both in support of his family and for the cause of human rights.
Also yesterday, the Savannah Morning News features a story about the latest developments in the preparations for Troy Davis’ evidentiary hearing. According to this report, Davis’ attorneys are seeking information from Savannah police files, never before released despite previous Open Records Act requests, which they argue support his innocence claims. The state has until February 12 to respond at which point the judge overseeing the hearing will decide whether or not those files should be turned over.
No date has been set for the actual hearing.
On a more somber note, there are disturbing reports from Georgia’s death row that authorities have instituted unusually harsh measures that affect both the inmates and their visiting families and clergy, following two recent (non-execution) deaths. Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (GFADP) has more information, and an action you can take to address these misguided and counterproductive policies.