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Ripples of Sorrow

Willie Manning’s trial for the murder of two students was held in November, 1994. A few months earlier, another Mississippi capital murder trial took place which was to change the life of one of the jurors forever.* In July, 1994, … Continue reading

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Five Years On

May 7, 2013 was Willie Manning’s scheduled execution date. Five years on, we recall that time through quotations. And we sincerely hope that Willie will never again experience that appalling trauma. “Mississippi, prove that institutional racism is no longer a … Continue reading

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Happy 49th Birthday!

Today is Willie Manning’s 49th birthday. He has spent 22½ years on death row. When Willie was first questioned by law enforcement about the murder of two students he remained upbeat, confident that his innocence would be recognized and that … Continue reading

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Willie’s Birthday: Another Year Endured

June 12, 2016, will mark Willie Jerome Manning’s 48th birthday. He has been held in a tiny cell on Mississippi’s death row since he was a young man of 26. It is difficult to imagine anyone more worthy of receiving … Continue reading

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Richard Glossip: Tenuous, Untrustworthy Evidence of Guilt

Richard Glossip is scheduled to be executed in Oklahoma on Wednesday (September 16, 2015). One of his current attorneys, Don Knight, has described his trial in marketing terms: “Basically, you’ve got prosecution trying to sell their product [Glossip’s responsibility for … Continue reading

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A Message from Willie

Dear everyone I must have written you a hundred letters in my mind. Sometimes I just lay here and think of all the things I want to say – but for one reason or another – I always find it … Continue reading

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Mock Executions

For Willie Jerome Manning the waiting continues: in both his cases there are new deadlines for lawyers to meet. In the case of the two students, the State has been granted additional time to file a response to his request … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera Documentary

Willie Jerome Manning is to be the subject of a documentary by Al Jazeera scheduled for broadcast later this year. In May, Al Jazeera sent a team to Mississippi to interview one of Willie’s attorneys and a local social activist, … Continue reading

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Transparency, Integrity and Accountability

A new book has been reviewed this month that tells a true story not unlike that of Willie Manning. The book, ‘The Corruption of Innocence: A Journey for Justice’, by Lori St John, tells how the author tried to prevent … Continue reading

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Back from the Precipice

Last week, an article appeared in The Root reminding us of Willie Manning’s brush with death in May. The article is headlined “The Death Penalty: How Long Will It Survive?” It goes so far as to say: “In some ways, what’s … Continue reading

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