02/07/2018

Urgent Action: Diagnosed With Cancer, Execution Scheduled (USA: UA 29.18)


Doyle Hamm, due to be executed in Alabama on 22 February after 30 years on death row, has received a stay of execution, but the state has appealed. He has been diagnosed with lymphatic cancer. The state of his veins may render his lethal injection unconstitutional.

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Doyle Hamm, due to be executed in Alabama on 22 February after 30 years on death row, has received a stay of execution, but the state has appealed. He has been diagnosed with lymphatic cancer. The state of his veins may render his lethal injection unconstitutional.

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

  • Calling on the governor to commute Doyle Hamm’s death sentence, regardless of whether the stay of execution granted by the District Court because of the serious medical condition of the prisoner remains in place;
  • Expressing concern at the brevity of the mitigation phase of the trial, leaving the jurors without a full picture of who they were being asked to sentence, and its impact on him.

Contact this official by 22 February, 2018:

Governor Kay Ivey
Alabama State Capitol, 600 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36130, USA
Fax: +1 334 353 0004
Contact form: http://governor.alabama.gov/contact (use US detail)
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 29.18
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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