Supporters of Clemency for Troy Davis

Supporters of Clemency for Troy Davis

Hundreds of thousands of petitions and letters have been sent asking the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to grant clemency to Troy Davis. Among them, a growing range of scholars, musicians, world leaders and other prominent figures have also raised their voices for Troy Davis.

Nobel Laureates
President Jimmy Carter
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Jose Ramos Horta

Notable Leaders
Pope Benedict XVI
Norman Fletcher, Former Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court
Bob Barr, former Georgia Member of Congress
William Sessions, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Rep. John Lewis, Georgia Member of Congress and former Chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
The Rev., Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, former President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Convener of the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda
Ron Hampton, former Executive Director of the National Black Police Association
Stefan Trechsel, International Criminal Court Judge
Bishop Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Atlanta, Roman Catholic Church
Bishop Bolan, Bishop of Savannah, Roman Catholic Church
Mark White, Former Governor of Texas

C. Donald Johnson, former Georgia Congressman

Concerned Groups
Death row exonerees
Murder victims’ family members
Members of Congress
Religious leaders
Legal professionals
European Parliament
European Union
Innocence Project

Michael Stipe, Mike Mills and Peter Buck (R.E.M.)
Emily Saliers and Amy Ray (the Indigo Girls)
Big Boi (OutKast)
Kate Pierson and Keith Strickland (the B52s)
State Radio
Joan Baez
Steve Earle
Miriam Margolyes
Tim Roth
Chaz Guest
Cee-Lo Green
John Legend
Russell Simons
Mike Farrell
Harry Belafonte
Susan Sarandon
Mia Farrow
Holly Hunter

Prominent Legal Figures

Larry D. Thompson, former deputy Attorney General of the United States
Judge Timothy Lewis