Stop the Execution of Jamie Mills in Alabama

Governor Kay Ivey

An execution date has been set for Alabama death row prisoner Jamie Mills on May 30, 2024 for the 2004 murders of Vera and Floyd Hill of Guin. Please sign the petition asking Governor Ivey to do everything within her power to stop this execution, including issuing a stay, and seeking a path to clemency in the case.

We are concerned that while the vast majority of states with capital punishment continue on a downward trend of executions, Alabama has continued to go against trend by carrying on with scheduled execution dates.   Additionally, Alabama has repeatedly shown that it is not capable of carrying out executions, as it is botching its lethal injection process - amounting to cruel punishment and the torture of prisoners.

Case-specific points of concern:

1). Ineffective assistance of trial counsel

2). Prosecutorial misconduct

3). Mr. Mills had a dysfunctional childhood. Both of his parents were addicted to methamphetamine and used drugs throughout his childhood; Mills used methamphetamine for the first time when he was a teenager.

4). Alabama is failing to reveal its execution protocol including the expiration date of the execution drugs and has a history of botched executions.

5). Alabama is failing to reveal the source of its execution drugs.

6). Alabama still uses a method of execution with drugs considered by some States to be in violation of the Constitution and ethically, morally wrong.

7). Alabama ought to delay all executions to allow for a thorough independent study of its capital punishment process and consider the serious objections raised as to how it administers the death penalty.

You can find these talking points at: http://www.phadp.org/

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To: Governor Kay Ivey
From: [Your Name]

We are writing to ask that you to stop the upcoming execution of Jamie Mills​ on May 30, 2024 for the 2004 murders of Vera and Floyd Hill of Guin​.

Issues of concern include:

1). Ineffective assistance of trial counsel

2). Prosecutorial misconduct

3). Mr. Mills had a dysfunctional childhood. Both of his parents were addicted to methamphetamine and used drugs throughout his childhood; Mills used methamphetamine for the first time when he was a teenager.

4). Alabama is failing to reveal its execution protocol including the expiration date of the execution drugs and has a history of botched executions.

5). Alabama is failing to reveal the source of its execution drugs.

6). Alabama still uses a method of execution with drugs considered by some States to be in violation of the Constitution and ethically, morally wrong.

7). Alabama ought to delay all executions to allow for a thorough independent study of its capital punishment process and consider the serious objections raised as to how it administers the death penalty.

We are concerned that while the vast majority of states with capital punishment continue on a downward trend of executions, Alabama has continued to go against trend by carrying on with scheduled execution dates.

Additionally, Alabama has repeatedly shown that it is not capable of carrying out executions, as it is botching its lethal injection process - amounting to cruel punishment and the torture of prisoners.

We, the undersigned, ask that you do everything within your power to stop this execution, including issuing a stay, and seeking a path to clemency in the case.

Thank you for your time and attention to this serious matter.