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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. (about 6 boxes)  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 in 2006.

Collection record created by: JoAnn Hale

Published: 2006 January

Inventory updated by Angela Perez, 2012 September

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

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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

nam_apap214-1

11Adams, James, FL 1984

nam_apap214-2

12Amrine, Joseph, MO, Death sentence overturned, released from prison Undated

nam_apap214-3

13Atkins, Joseph Ernest, SC Undated

nam_apap214-4

14Bacon, Robert, Jr, NC, Clemency granted Undated

nam_apap214-5

15Baldwin, Brian Keith, AL 1999

nam_apap214-6

16Bannister, Alan Jeffrey, MO Undated

nam_apap214-7

17Barnabei, Derek Rocco, VA 2000

nam_apap214-8

18Basile, Daniel, MO Undated

nam_apap214-9

19Bassette, Herbert R, VA, Clemency granted Undated

nam_apap214-10

110Beavers, Thomas H, Jr, VA, Not a Clemency petition 1997

nam_apap214-11

111Beets, Betty Lou, TX Undated

nam_apap214-12

112Bennett, Ronald B, VA 1996

nam_apap214-13

113Black, Robert V, Jr, TX Undated

nam_apap214-14

114Blackmon, Ricky Don, TX Undated

nam_apap214-15

115Boggs, Richard T, VA 1990

nam_apap214-16

116Bolder, Martsay, MO 1993

nam_apap214-17

117Boliek, William T, MO, Execution has been stayed Undated

nam_apap214-18

118Breard, Angel Francisco, VA 1998

nam_apap214-19

119Bunch, Timothy Dale, VA Undated

nam_apap214-20

120Burket, Russel William, VA 2000

nam_apap214-21

121Byrd, John W, Jr, OH 2001

nam_apap214-22

122Carter, Marcus, NC Clemency granted Undated

nam_apap214-23

123Carter, Robert Earl, TX 1992, 1994, 1998, 2000, Undated

nam_apap214-24

124Chambers, James W, MO Undated

nam_apap214-25

125Chandler, David R Granted clemency Undated

nam_apap214-26

126Chandler, Lance A, Jr, VA Undated

nam_apap214-27

127Chichester, Carl H, VA 1999

nam_apap214-28

128Clark, James Lee, TX 2006

nam_apap214-29

139Coleman, Clydell, TX 1999

nam_apap214-30

130Coleman, Roger Keith, VA Appendices only 1981-1991

nam_apap214-31

21Coleman, Roger Keith, VA Appendices only 1981-1991

nam_apap214-32

22Coleman, Roger Keith, VA Appendices only 1981-1991

nam_apap214-33

23Coleman, Roger Keith, VA Appendices only 1981-1991

nam_apap214-34

24Coleman, Roger Keith, VA Appendices only 1981-1991

nam_apap214-35

25Correll, Walter M, Jr, VA 1996

nam_apap214-36

26Coulson, Robert Otis, TX 2002

nam_apap214-37

27Davies, Girvies, IL 1995

nam_apap214-38

28Davies, Girvies, IL 1995

nam_apap214-39

29Davies, Girvies, IL 1995

nam_apap214-40

210Davies, Girvies, IL 1995

nam_apap214-41

211Davies, Girvies, IL 1995

nam_apap214-42

212Davies, Girvies, IL 1995

nam_apap214-43

213Davis, Ralph E, MO Undated

nam_apap214-44

214Dubois, Johnile L, VA 1998

nam_apap214-45

215Eaton, Dennis Wayne, VA Undated

nam_apap214-46

216Edmonds, Dana Ray, VA 1995

nam_apap214-47

217Elliott, Larry Bill, VA Undated

nam_apap214-48

218Evans, Wilbert Lee, VA 1990

nam_apap214-49

219Farriss, Troy Dale, TX Undated

nam_apap214-50

220Faulder, Joseph S, TX Undated

nam_apap214-51

221Fisher, David L, VA 1999

nam_apap214-52

222Fisher, David L, VA 1999

nam_apap214-53

31Fitzgerald, Edward B, VA Undated

nam_apap214-54

32Flowers, Wendell, NC Clemency granted Undated

nam_apap214-55

33Garza, Juan Raul, US 2001

nam_apap214-56

34George, Michael Carl, VA Undated

nam_apap214-57

35Giarratano, Joseph M, VA Clemency granted Undated

nam_apap214-58

36Gosch, Lesley Lee, TX Undated

nam_apap214-59

37Graham, Andre, L, VA 1999

nam_apap214-60

38Graham, Gary, TX Undated

nam_apap214-61

39Gray, Coleman Wayne, VA Undated

nam_apap214-62

310Green, Harvey Lee, Jr, NC Undated

nam_apap214-63

311Green, Ricky Lee, TX Undated

nam_apap214-64

312Griffin, Larry, MO Undated

nam_apap214-65

313Grubbs, Ricky Lee, MO Undated

nam_apap214-66

314Harris, Bobby Lee, NC Death sentence vacated Undated

nam_apap214-67

315Harris, George B, MO 2000

nam_apap214-68

316Herrera, Leonel Torres, TX 1991

nam_apap214-69

317Hoke, Ronald Lee, Sr, VA 1996

nam_apap214-70

318Hunter, Bert Leroy, MO Undated

nam_apap214-71

319Johns, Stephen, MO Undated

nam_apap214-72

320Johnson, Edward Earl, MS 1987

nam_apap214-73

321Johnson, Edward Earl, MS 1987

nam_apap214-74

322Johnson, Richard Charles, SC Undated

nam_apap214-75

323Jones, Richard Wayne, TX Undated

nam_apap214-76

324Jones, Richard Wayne, TX Undated

nam_apap214-77

325Jones, Richard Wayne, TX Undated

nam_apap214-78

326Jones, Richard Wayne, TX Undated

nam_apap214-79

327Jones, Richard Wayne, TX Undated

nam_apap214-80

328Joseph,Jason Matthew, VA 1999

nam_apap214-81

41Justus, Buddy Earl, VA Undated

nam_apap214-82

42Kilgore, Bruce, MO Undated

nam_apap214-83

43King, Danny Lee, VA 1998

nam_apap214-84

44Kruetzer, Paul, MO 2000

nam_apap214-85

45Lackey, Clarence Allen, TX Undated

nam_apap214-86

46LaRette, Anthony J, Jr, MO Undated

nam_apap214-87

47Lingar, Stanley, MO Undated

nam_apap214-88

48Mallett, Jerome, MO Undated

nam_apap214-89

49Malone, Kevin, MO Undated

nam_apap214-90

410Mann, Fletcher Thomas, TX 1995

nam_apap214-91

411Marquez, Mario S, TX Undated

nam_apap214-92

412Mathenia, Chuck, MO Execution has been stayed 1993

nam_apap214-93

413McGinnis, Glen Charles, TX 2000

nam_apap214-94

414Miller-El, Thomas Joe, TX Death sentence overturned sentenced to life in prisonUndated

nam_apap214-95

415Mincey, Mitchell Terry, GA Undated

nam_apap214-96

416Mitchell, Gerald Lee, TX Undated

nam_apap214-97

417Moore, William Neal, GA Clemency granted 1984

nam_apap214-98

418Moore, William Neal, GA Clemency granted 1984

nam_apap214-99

419Moore, William Neal, GA Clemency granted 1984

nam_apap214-100

420Moore, William Neal, GA Clemency granted 1984

nam_apap214-101

421Mueller, Everett Lee, VA Undated

nam_apap214-102

422Mueller, Everett Lee, VA Undated

nam_apap214-103

423Murphy, Mario Benjamin, VA 1997

nam_apap214-104

424Murray, Robert Anthony, MO Undated

nam_apap214-105

425ODell, Joseph Roger, VA 1994

nam_apap214-106

426Owsley, Michael, MO Undated

nam_apap214-107

427Paradis, Donald M, ID Clemency granted 1996

nam_apap214-108

428Paradis, Donald M, ID Clemency granted 1996

nam_apap214-109

429Parkus, Steven Wesley, MO Sentence commuted to life in prison Undated

nam_apap214-110

430Payne, Joseph P, Sr, VA Clemency granted 1996

nam_apap214-111

431Peterson, Derick Lynn, VA Undated

nam_apap214-112

432Pollard, Roosevelt, Jr, MO Execution has been stayed Undated

nam_apap214-113

51Pope, Carlton Jerome, VA 1997

nam_apap214-114

52Powell, Reginald, MO Undated

nam_apap214-115

53Poyner, Syvasky L, VA 1993

nam_apap214-116

54Preston, Elroy, MO Execution has been stayed Undated

nam_apap214-117

55Pyles, Johnny Dean, TX Undated

nam_apap214-118

56Quesinberry, George A, Jr, VA 1999

nam_apap214-119

57Ramdass, Bobby Lee, VA 1999

nam_apap214-120

58Ramsey, Roy, Jr, MO 1999

nam_apap214-121

59Rector, Charles H, TX 1999

nam_apap214-122

510Richardson, Antonio, MO Death sentence overturned Undated

nam_apap214-123

511Roach, Steve Edward, VA 1999

nam_apap214-124

512Roberts, Michael Shane, MO Undated

nam_apap214-125

513Roberts, Roy Michael, MO Undated

nam_apap214-126

514Roberts, Roy Michael, MO Undated

nam_apap214-127

515Roberts, Roy Michael, MO Undated

nam_apap214-128

516Rodden, James E, MO Undated

nam_apap214-129

517Roll, Gary Lee, MO Undated

nam_apap214-130

518Satcher, Michael C, VA 1997

nam_apap214-131

519Saunders, William, VA Clemency granted1997

nam_apap214-132

520Savino, Joseph John, VA Undated

nam_apap214-133

521Schlup, Lloyd E, Jr, MO New trial no death sentenceUndated

nam_apap214-134

522Shaw, Bobby Lewis, MO Granted clemency Undated

nam_apap214-135

523Sheppard, Mark A, VA Undated

nam_apap214-136

524Simmons, Christopher Lee, MO Resentenced to life in prison Undated

nam_apap214-137

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

nam_apap214-138

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

nam_apap214-139

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

nam_apap214-140

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

nam_apap214-141

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

nam_apap214-142

525Stewart, Kenneth M, Jr, VA Undated

nam_apap214-143

526Stockton, Dennis W, VA 1995

nam_apap214-144

527Stoker, David Wayne, TX 1997

nam_apap214-145

528Strickler, Tommy David, VA 1998

nam_apap214-146

529Swann, Calvin Eugene, VA Clemency granted 1999

nam_apap214-147

530Tafero, Jesse Joseph, FL Not a petition 1984

nam_apap214-148

531Thompson, Thomas M, CA 1997

nam_apap214-149

532Tokar, Jeffrey, MO Undated

nam_apap214-150

533Trevino, Joe Mario, TX Undated

nam_apap214-151

61Washington, Earl, Jr, VA Clemency granted 1993

nam_apap214-152

62Watkins, Johnny, Jr, VA Undated

nam_apap214-153

63Watkins, Ronald L, VA 1998

nam_apap214-154

64Weeks, Lonnie, Jr, VA 2000

nam_apap214-155

65West, Robert Wallace, TX 1997

nam_apap214-156

66Westley, Anthony Ray, TX Undated

nam_apap214-157

71Westley, Anthony Ray, TX Undated

nam_apap214-158

72White, Billy Dwayne, TX Undated

nam_apap214-159

73White, Clifton Allen, NC 2001

nam_apap214-160

74Williams, Marlon D, VA 1999

nam_apap214-161

75Wilson, Kenneth, VA 1998

nam_apap214-162

76Wise, Joe Louis, Sr, VA Undated

nam_apap214-163

77Workman, Philip, TN 2000

nam_apap214-164

78Wright, Dwayne Allen, VA 1998

nam_apap214-165

79Wright, Freddie Lee, AL Undated

nam_apap214-166

710Yeatts, Ronald Dale, VA 1999

nam_apap214-167

711Young, Mose, Jr, MO 2000

nam_apap214-168

712Zeitvogel, Richard S, MO Undated