News 09.24.07

Wish Georgia death row inmate a happy birthday

Troy Davis was sentenced to death in Georgia in 1991 for a murder he says he didn’t commit. His conviction was based largely on the testimony of nine eyewitnesses – six of whom have recanted since his trial. This summer, he came within one day of execution before he was granted a 90-day stay. He then won the right to appeal his conviction by a 4-3 decision of the Georgia Supreme Court in August.

Davis turns 39 on October 9, and a coalition of his supporters is asking you to send him a video birthday message.

Click here to watch other messages and submit your own

, and be sure to watch the Innocence Project video “

It Matters to Me

” – where concerned citizens speak out about why overturning wrongful convictions and reforming the system should matter to everyone.

Don’t have a video camera –

send Troy an email here

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