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Urgent Action: Execution Set For Crime Committed At Age 20 (USA: UA 78.17)

Urgent Action
April 3, 2017
Kenneth Williams, aged 38, is due to be executed in Arkansas on 27 April for a murder committed during a prison escape in 1999. Twenty years old at the time, he asserts he is not the same person he was then, and can contribute to society if allowed to live. 
 
1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Calling for clemency for Kenneth Williams and for his death sentence to be commuted;
  • Explaining that you are not seeking to excuse violent crime or to minimize the suffering caused;
  • Pointing out that the death penalty denies the possibility of rehabilitation and reform of individuals, and does nothing to further our understanding of the roots of and responses to human violence.
 
Contact below official by 27 April, 2017:
The Honorable Asa Hutchinson, Governor of the State of Arkansas
State Capitol, Suite 250, 500 Woodlane St, Little Rock, AR 72201, USA
Fax: +1 501 682 3597
Salutation: Dear Governor
 
 
2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION 
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 78.17 
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