Innocence Project Statement: Gov. Stitt Grants Clemency for Julius Jones

We are enormously relieved for Mr. Jones and his family, who fought for decades to prove his innocence. We know all too well — from the 186 people who were exonerated from death row

The post Innocence Project Statement: Gov. Stitt Grants Clemency for Julius Jones appeared first on Innocence Project.

We are enormously relieved for Mr. Jones and his family, who fought for decades to prove his innocence. We know all too well — from the 186 people who were exonerated from death row — that the fundamental flaws in the administration of the death penalty pose grave risks to the innocent. Gov. Stitt was right to accept the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board’s recommendation to commute Mr. Jones’ sentence and spare his life, although he went against the board’s recommended sentence of life with the possibility of parole and instead chose to commute his sentence to life without the possibility of parole.

Although a commutation is a long way from an exoneration, this decision allows Mr. Jones, his family and supporters to breathe a sigh of relief. An irreversible injustice has been prevented. It is our hope that Mr. Jones may now get the true justice he deserves.

The post Innocence Project Statement: Gov. Stitt Grants Clemency for Julius Jones appeared first on Innocence Project.


This content originally appeared on Innocence Project and was authored by jlucivero.


Print Share Comment Cite Upload Translate Updates

Leave a Reply

APA
jlucivero | Radio Free (2022-01-16T19:23:58+00:00) » Innocence Project Statement: Gov. Stitt Grants Clemency for Julius Jones. Retrieved from https://www.radiofree.org/2021/11/19/innocence-project-statement-gov-stitt-grants-clemency-for-julius-jones/.
MLA
" » Innocence Project Statement: Gov. Stitt Grants Clemency for Julius Jones." jlucivero | Radio Free - Friday November 19, 2021, https://www.radiofree.org/2021/11/19/innocence-project-statement-gov-stitt-grants-clemency-for-julius-jones/
HARVARD
jlucivero | Radio Free Friday November 19, 2021 » Innocence Project Statement: Gov. Stitt Grants Clemency for Julius Jones., viewed 2022-01-16T19:23:58+00:00,<https://www.radiofree.org/2021/11/19/innocence-project-statement-gov-stitt-grants-clemency-for-julius-jones/>
VANCOUVER
jlucivero | Radio Free - » Innocence Project Statement: Gov. Stitt Grants Clemency for Julius Jones. [Internet]. [Accessed 2022-01-16T19:23:58+00:00]. Available from: https://www.radiofree.org/2021/11/19/innocence-project-statement-gov-stitt-grants-clemency-for-julius-jones/
CHICAGO
" » Innocence Project Statement: Gov. Stitt Grants Clemency for Julius Jones." jlucivero | Radio Free - Accessed 2022-01-16T19:23:58+00:00. https://www.radiofree.org/2021/11/19/innocence-project-statement-gov-stitt-grants-clemency-for-julius-jones/
IEEE
" » Innocence Project Statement: Gov. Stitt Grants Clemency for Julius Jones." jlucivero | Radio Free [Online]. Available: https://www.radiofree.org/2021/11/19/innocence-project-statement-gov-stitt-grants-clemency-for-julius-jones/. [Accessed: 2022-01-16T19:23:58+00:00]
rf:citation
» Innocence Project Statement: Gov. Stitt Grants Clemency for Julius Jones | jlucivero | Radio Free | https://www.radiofree.org/2021/11/19/innocence-project-statement-gov-stitt-grants-clemency-for-julius-jones/ | 2022-01-16T19:23:58+00:00
To access this feature you must login or create an account.