March 28, 2017

Urgent Action: Bipolar Disorder Not Raised at Trial, Execution Set (USA: UA 68/17)


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Jack Jones, aged 52, is scheduled to be executed in Arkansas on 24 April for a murder committed in 1995. The jurors who sentenced him to death did not know he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a serious mental disability, shortly before the crime.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling for clemency for Jack Jones and for his death sentence to be commuted;
  • Expressing concern that the jury never knew that Jack Jones had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a serious  mental disability, in the months before the crime;
  • Explaining that you are not seeking to condone violent crime or to downplay its consequences.

Contact below official by 24 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
Email: http://governor.arkansas.gov/contact-info/ (use US detail)
Salutation: Dear Governor
 

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Here's why it is so important to report your actions: we record the number and types of actions taken—letters, emails, calls and tweets—on each case and use that information in our advocacy.

Either email [email protected] with “UA 68/17” in the subject line or click this link.

 

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