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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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Paying Attention to Fingerprints

On November 10, Willie Jerome Manning completed 19 years on Mississippi death row. Two days earlier, Kash Delano Register  was released after spending 34 years in prison in California for a murder that he did not commit, after a witness admitted … Continue reading

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Wardens’ Bloodied Hands

On October 14 Willie Manning took the next step in his quest for justice by filing his request for DNA and fingerprint testing in the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court. On the same day the Mississippi newspaper, the Clarion Ledger, published … 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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A History of Racial Disparities

In his speech last month commemorating Martin Luther King’s famous oration, Barack Obama spoke of the need for vigilance, for instance, to ensure “the criminal justice system is not simply a pipeline from underfunded schools to overcrowded jails.” The previous … Continue reading

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Extreme Danger Zones

Last week the Mississippi newspaper, The Clarion Ledger, headlined ‘Miss. prisoners on death row lack air conditioning’. It states that in Mississippi State Penitentiary (MSP), where Willie Manning is incarcerated, no temperature records have been kept since March last year, … 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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DNA and Fingerprint Testing: Permission to Proceed!

The Mississippi Supreme Court today filed an order permitting Willie Manning to pursue his request for DNA and fingerprint testing in the Oktibbeha circuit court (see the Mississippi Supreme Court order here). The decision of the judges was unanimous, reversing their … Continue reading

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Agents for the Prosecution

Willie Jerome Manning’s name and picture have reappeared in US and international newspapers over the last few days in connection with what a UK newspaper, The Independent, headlines as an ‘American Justice Scandal’, and another UK paper, The Daily Mail, … Continue reading

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