Stop the Execution of Joe James, Jr. in Alabama

Governor Kay Ivey

Joe James, Jr. is scheduled for execution in Alabama on July 28, 2022 for the 1994 murder of Faith Hall.

Some issues surrounding James's execution:

  1. Mr. James has ineffective assistance of counsel claims at the guilt and penalty phase.
  2. Mr. James has mental health issues which have never been addressed.
  3. Alabama is failing to reveal the expiration date of the execution drugs.
  4. Alabama is failing to reveal the source of its execution drugs.
  5. Alabama still uses a method of execution with drugs considered by some States to be in violation of the Constitution and ethically, morally wrong.
  6. Alabama ought to delay all executions to allow for a thorough study of its capital punishment process and consider the serious objections raised as to how it administers the death penalty.

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.

Sponsored by

To: Governor Kay Ivey
From: [Your Name]

We are writing to ask that you to stop the July 28 execution of Joe James, Jr. for the 1994 murder of Faith Hall.

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 scheduling execution dates. We are especially troubled that Alabama is failing to reveal the expiration date of your execution drugs or the source of the drugs.

In regards to the case of Mr. James, we are concerned about his ineffective assistance of counsel claims at the guilt and penalty phases of his trial, as well as his mental health issues which have never been addressed.

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

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.