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Capital Punishment Clemency Petitions Collection

ca. 1985-2012

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Abstract

An artificial collection of over 150 clemency petitions filed by inmates from across the United States for the lessening of their death sentence.

Summary

Creator:
Bowers, William J.
Date Coverage:
ca. 1985-2012
Quantity:
6 cubic ft.  170 Digital Files

The clemency process varies from state to state and typically involves the governor, a board of advisors, or both. Clemency refers to the lessening of the penalty of the crime without forgiving the crime itself. The act of clemency is a reprieve. Unlike judicial proceedings, claims raised in clemency petitions are free of procedural defaults that can mask error, unfairness, or irrationality in a given death sentence. Petitions thus can reveal what the sentencing authority may not have known because of attorney error, prosecutorial misconduct, newly discovered evidence, or other reasons.

The Clemency Petitions Collection includes approximately 150 clemency petitions filed by inmates from across the United States. William J. Bowers originally established this collection as part of his work with The Constitution Project. Later additions were made by the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives. The petition for Joseph Spaziano is from the papers of Michael A. Mello.

The collection was reformatted to PDF files in April-June 2006 and first made availible online. The petition for Joseph Spaziano was reformatted in September 2006 and the petition for Mitchell Terry Mincey was reformatted in 2012.

The collection has no series, and is ordered alphabetically by the petitioners last name.

All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by William Bowers in January 2006. The petition for Joseph Spaziano is from the papers of Michael A. Mello. The Larry Bill Elliott clemency petition was donated in 2010. Skip Hulett, Georgiana Librarian, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia, provided a copy of the Mitchell Terry Mincey petition in 2012.2006-1012

Processed by: JoAnn Hale

Collection record created by: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on

Published: 2017-05-16 14:03:57 -0400

Inventory updated by Angela Perez, 2012 September

Converted to EAD by Greg Wiedeman with EADMachine 0.5, 2016 December

Encoded in EAD by JoAnn Hale, 2006 January

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Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Capital Punishment Clemency Petitions Collection, ca. 1985-2012. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Clemency Petitions Collection).

Contents of Collection

BoxFolderContentsDate

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1 1Adams, James, FL1984

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1 2Amrine, Joseph, MO, Death sentence overturned, released from prisonUndated

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1 3Atkins, Joseph Ernest, SCUndated

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1 4Bacon, Robert, Jr, NC, Clemency grantedUndated

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1 5Baldwin, Brian Keith, AL1999

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1 6Bannister, Alan Jeffrey, MOUndated

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1 7Barnabei, Derek Rocco, VA2000

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1 8Basile, Daniel, MOUndated

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1 9Bassette, Herbert R, VA, Clemency grantedUndated

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1 10Beavers, Thomas H, Jr, VA, Not a Clemency petition1997

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1 11Beets, Betty Lou, TXUndated

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1 12Bennett, Ronald B, VA1996

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1 13Black, Robert V, Jr, TXUndated

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1 14Blackmon, Ricky Don, TXUndated

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1 15Boggs, Richard T, VA1990

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1 16Bolder, Martsay, MO1993

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1 17Boliek, William T, MO, Execution has been stayedUndated

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1 18Breard, Angel Francisco, VA1998

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1 19Bunch, Timothy Dale, VAUndated

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1 20Burket, Russel William, VA2000

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1 21Byrd, John W, Jr, OH2001

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1 22Carter, Marcus, NC Clemency grantedUndated

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1 23Carter, Robert Earl, TX1992, 1994, 1998, 2000, Undated

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1 24Chambers, James W, MOUndated

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1 25Chandler, David R Granted clemencyUndated

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1 26Chandler, Lance A, Jr, VAUndated

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1 27Chichester, Carl H, VA1999

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1 28Clark, James Lee, TX2006

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1 39Coleman, Clydell, TX1999

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1 30Coleman, Roger Keith, VA Appendices only1981-1991

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2 1Coleman, Roger Keith, VA Appendices only1981-1991

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2 2Coleman, Roger Keith, VA Appendices only1981-1991

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2 3Coleman, Roger Keith, VA Appendices only1981-1991

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2 4Coleman, Roger Keith, VA Appendices only1981-1991

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2 5Correll, Walter M, Jr, VA1996

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2 6Coulson, Robert Otis, TX2002

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2 7Davies, Girvies, IL1995

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2 8Davies, Girvies, IL1995

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2 9Davies, Girvies, IL1995

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2 10Davies, Girvies, IL1995

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2 11Davies, Girvies, IL1995

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2 12Davies, Girvies, IL1995

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2 13Davis, Ralph E, MOUndated

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2 14Dubois, Johnile L, VA1998

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2 15Eaton, Dennis Wayne, VAUndated

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2 16Edmonds, Dana Ray, VA1995

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2 17Elliott, Larry Bill, VAUndated

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2 18Evans, Wilbert Lee, VA1990

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2 19Farriss, Troy Dale, TXUndated

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2 20Faulder, Joseph S, TXUndated

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2 21Fisher, David L, VA1999

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2 22Fisher, David L, VA1999

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3 1Fitzgerald, Edward B, VAUndated

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3 2Flowers, Wendell, NC Clemency grantedUndated

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3 3Garza, Juan Raul, US2001

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3 4George, Michael Carl, VAUndated

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3 5Giarratano, Joseph M, VA Clemency grantedUndated

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3 6Gosch, Lesley Lee, TXUndated

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3 7Graham, Andre, L, VA1999

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3 8Graham, Gary, TXUndated

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3 9Gray, Coleman Wayne, VAUndated

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3 10Green, Harvey Lee, Jr, NCUndated

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3 11Green, Ricky Lee, TXUndated

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3 12Griffin, Larry, MOUndated

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3 13Grubbs, Ricky Lee, MOUndated

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3 14Harris, Bobby Lee, NC Death sentence vacatedUndated

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3 15Harris, George B, MO2000

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3 16Herrera, Leonel Torres, TX1991

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3 17Hoke, Ronald Lee, Sr, VA1996

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3 18Hunter, Bert Leroy, MOUndated

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3 19Johns, Stephen, MOUndated

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3 20Johnson, Edward Earl, MS1987

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3 21Johnson, Edward Earl, MS1987

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3 22Johnson, Richard Charles, SCUndated

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3 23Jones, Richard Wayne, TXUndated

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3 24Jones, Richard Wayne, TXUndated

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3 25Jones, Richard Wayne, TXUndated

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3 26Jones, Richard Wayne, TXUndated

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3 27Jones, Richard Wayne, TXUndated

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3 28Joseph,Jason Matthew, VA1999

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4 1Justus, Buddy Earl, VAUndated

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4 2Kilgore, Bruce, MOUndated

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4 3King, Danny Lee, VA1998

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4 4Kruetzer, Paul, MO2000

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4 5Lackey, Clarence Allen, TXUndated

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4 6LaRette, Anthony J, Jr, MOUndated

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4 7Lingar, Stanley, MOUndated

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4 8Mallett, Jerome, MOUndated

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4 9Malone, Kevin, MOUndated

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4 10Mann, Fletcher Thomas, TX1995

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4 11Marquez, Mario S, TXUndated

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4 12Mathenia, Chuck, MO Execution has been stayed1993

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4 13McGinnis, Glen Charles, TX2000

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4 14Miller-El, Thomas Joe, TX Death sentence overturned sentenced to life in prisonUndated

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4 15Mincey, Mitchell Terry, GAUndated

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4 16Mitchell, Gerald Lee, TXUndated

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4 17Moore, William Neal, GA Clemency granted1984

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4 18Moore, William Neal, GA Clemency granted1984

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4 19Moore, William Neal, GA Clemency granted1984

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4 20Moore, William Neal, GA Clemency granted1984

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4 21Mueller, Everett Lee, VAUndated

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4 22Mueller, Everett Lee, VAUndated

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4 23Murphy, Mario Benjamin, VA1997

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4 24Murray, Robert Anthony, MOUndated

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4 25ODell, Joseph Roger, VA1994

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4 26Owsley, Michael, MOUndated

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4 27Paradis, Donald M, ID Clemency granted1996

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4 28Paradis, Donald M, ID Clemency granted1996

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4 29Parkus, Steven Wesley, MO Sentence commuted to life in prisonUndated

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4 30Payne, Joseph P, Sr, VA Clemency granted1996

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4 31Peterson, Derick Lynn, VAUndated

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4 32Pollard, Roosevelt, Jr, MO Execution has been stayedUndated

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5 1Pope, Carlton Jerome, VA1997

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5 2Powell, Reginald, MOUndated

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5 3Poyner, Syvasky L, VA1993

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5 4Preston, Elroy, MO Execution has been stayedUndated

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5 5Pyles, Johnny Dean, TXUndated

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5 6Quesinberry, George A, Jr, VA1999

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5 7Ramdass, Bobby Lee, VA1999

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5 8Ramsey, Roy, Jr, MO1999

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5 9Rector, Charles H, TX1999

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5 10Richardson, Antonio, MO Death sentence overturnedUndated

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5 11Roach, Steve Edward, VA1999

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5 12Roberts, Michael Shane, MOUndated

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5 13Roberts, Roy Michael, MOUndated

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5 14Roberts, Roy Michael, MOUndated

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5 15Roberts, Roy Michael, MOUndated

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5 16Rodden, James E, MOUndated

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5 17Roll, Gary Lee, MOUndated

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5 18Satcher, Michael C, VA1997

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5 19Saunders, William, VA Clemency granted1997

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5 20Savino, Joseph John, VAUndated

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5 21Schlup, Lloyd E, Jr, MO New trial no death sentenceUndated

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5 22Shaw, Bobby Lewis, MO Granted clemencyUndated

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5 23Sheppard, Mark A, VAUndated

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5 24Simmons, Christopher Lee, MO Resentenced to life in prisonUndated

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Spaziano, Joseph Robert, FL (original housed in the papers of Michael A. Mello)1985

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Spaziano, Joseph Robert, FL (original housed in the papers of Michael A. Mello)1985

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Spaziano, Joseph Robert, FL (original housed in the papers of Michael A. Mello)1985

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Spaziano, Joseph Robert, FL (original housed in the papers of Michael A. Mello)1985

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Spaziano, Joseph Robert, FL (original housed in the papers of Michael A. Mello)1985

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5 25Stewart, Kenneth M, Jr, VAUndated

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5 26Stockton, Dennis W, VA1995

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5 27Stoker, David Wayne, TX1997

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5 28Strickler, Tommy David, VA1998

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5 29Swann, Calvin Eugene, VA Clemency granted1999

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5 30Tafero, Jesse Joseph, FL Not a petition1984

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5 31Thompson, Thomas M, CA1997

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5 32Tokar, Jeffrey, MOUndated

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5 33Trevino, Joe Mario, TXUndated

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6 1Washington, Earl, Jr, VA Clemency granted1993

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6 2Watkins, Johnny, Jr, VAUndated

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6 3Watkins, Ronald L, VA1998

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6 4Weeks, Lonnie, Jr, VA2000

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6 5West, Robert Wallace, TX1997

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6 6Westley, Anthony Ray, TXUndated

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7 1Westley, Anthony Ray, TXUndated

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7 2White, Billy Dwayne, TXUndated

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7 3White, Clifton Allen, NC2001

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7 4Williams, Marlon D, VA1999

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7 5Wilson, Kenneth, VA1998

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7 6Wise, Joe Louis, Sr, VAUndated

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7 7Workman, Philip, TN2000

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7 8Wright, Dwayne Allen, VA1998

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7 9Wright, Freddie Lee, ALUndated

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7 10Yeatts, Ronald Dale, VA1999

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7 11Young, Mose, Jr, MO2000

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7 12Zeitvogel, Richard S, MOUndated