TN Gov. Bill Lee- Stop The Execution of Nicholas Sutton

TN GOV. BILL LEE

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Tennessee has set an execution date of February 20th, 2020 for Nicholas Sutton, who was convicted in the 1985 murder of Carl Estep. More information about the case can be found here, and watch this video about Sutton's clemency petition, which highlights the lives he has saved while in prison, including those of three prison guards.

This will be the seventh execution to occur in Tennessee in the last 2 years. Governor Lee continues to ignore a letter asking him to come pray with the men on death row that was signed by 32 death row inmates (including Sutton) in Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville.

Please sign the petition asking Governor Lee to do everything within his power to stop this execution, including issuing a stay, and seeking a path to clemency in the case.



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To: TN GOV. BILL LEE
From: [Your Name]

We are writing to ask that you to stop the February 20th execution of Nicholas Sutton, who was convicted in the 1985 murder of Carl Estep.

Nicholas Sutton is not the same man he was when he was sentenced to death. Please carefully review his clemency petition, and note especially that he has saved the lives of three prison guards who might have been killed had Sutton not chosen to intervene. He is clearly a positive influence in prison today.

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. We also add our voices to those of the prisoners on death row and urge you to respond to their request that you visit and pray with them.