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Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles
8610 Shoal Creek Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78757
Fax: (512) 467-0945
Email: [email protected]
Dear Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles,
Quintin Jones (TDCJ #999379, DOB 7/15/1979) faces execution on May 19, 2021 for a 1999 murder committed when he was barely 20 years old.
The sentencing jury largely relied upon testimony from a doctor for the State who diagnosed Jones as a “psychopath” and such a future danger that he should be sentenced to death. This testimony was based upon a psychological checklist that has been demonstrated to be unreliable and misleading with respect to “future dangerousness”. In addition, scientific research now shows that development of the brain and psychological and emotional maturation continues into a person’s mid-20s. His first postconviction attorney filed both the state habeas application and the federal habeas petition late, which prevented meaningful review of this case.
Both the victim’s sister and great-nephew have asked the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole to spare Jones’ life. Quintin Jones has matured into a remorseful, compassionate person.
I urge you to grant him clemency.