Tag Archives: Parchman

A Dirty Secret

It is a “dirty secret”, known by few, that the American death penalty system is “specifically engineered to ensure that those who are convicted stay convicted, guilty or not.”[i] This is how it works. Death sentences routinely result from poor defense … Continue reading

Posted in capital punishment, death penalty, defense attorneys, Fly Manning, Injustice, Mississippi, prosecutor misconduct, prosecutorial misconduct, USA, Willie Jerome Manning, Willie Manning, wrongful convictions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Less fortunate than ourselves

It is ten years since Clive Stafford Smith alerted the world to Willie Manning’s appalling plight. Stafford Smith’s article began: “It is a platitude to suggest that as the Christmas season approaches we should consider those less fortunate than ourselves, but … Continue reading

Posted in capital punishment, criminal justice, death penalty, Death Row, death row mental health, death row solitary confinement, Fly Manning, human rights abuse, Injustice, innocence, Mississippi, USA, Willie Manning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Legal Challenges to Mississippi Executions

Lawsuits about the sedative used in Mississippi’s execution protocol are, thankfully, preventing the state from resuming executions.  Jim Craig, of the MacArthur Justice Center, represents three death row inmates who are challenging the use of midazolam as a sedative. They … Continue reading

Posted in capital punishment, death penalty, execution drugs, executions, Fly Manning, lethal injection drugs, Mississippi, USA, Willie Jerome Manning, Willie Manning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Multiple, Repeated Hygiene Breaches

The kitchen that provides food for Willie Manning and other Unit 29 inmates in Parchman prison, Mississippi, was closed down from July 24 because of its multiple, repeated hygiene breaches. Among the violations reported were: -Cornbread baked on dirty racks. -Bread … Continue reading

Posted in Death Row, Mississippi, Mississippi State Penitentiary, Parchman, prison conditions, USA, Willie Manning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Mississippi Prisoners Malnourished

According to the Mississippi Food Network, one in four Mississippians do not have enough to eat:  many therefore use food pantries. Prisoners, however, have no access to these. And according to Margaret Winter, associate director of the ACLU National Prison Project, … Continue reading

Posted in commissary, Death Row, Fly Manning, malnutrition, Mississippi, Mississippi State Penitentiary, Parchman, prison commissary, prison conditions, USA, Willie Jerome Manning, Willie Manning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Hope in the Midst of Despair

Imagine being on death row for 20 years, convicted of crimes of which you are innocent. Your juries believed the prosecutors, and during the appeals process your innocence becomes irrelevant (appeals focus only on whether correct procedures have been followed). … Continue reading

Posted in African American, capital punishment, death penalty, Death Row, Fly Manning, Innocent, Mississippi State Penitentiary Parchman, prison conditions, Willie Jerome Manning, Willie Manning, wrongful convictions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Willie’s Suffering – a Central Election Issue

Rick Halperin was far from circumspect about capital punishment when he spoke on a United Nations panel last week (see video at 19.00). He condemned the death penalty as ‘state sponsored revenge’, ‘physical and psychological terror and torture’, and a symptom … Continue reading

Posted in capital punishment, death penalty, Death Row, Fly Manning, human rights violation, Mississippi, Presidential election 2016, torture, United Nations, US Supreme Court, USA, Willie Jerome Manning, Willie Manning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

Posted in African American, capital punishment, criminal justice USA, death penalty, Death Row, Fly Manning, Injustice, Mississippi, Mississippi judicial system, Mississippi State Penitentiary, Mississippi Supreme Court, Oktibbeha County, Parchman, post conviction review, prison conditions, solitary confinement, USA injustice, Willie Jerome Manning, Willie Manning, wrongful convictions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Another Astonishing Ruling

On March 2, Willie Manning submitted a post-hearing memorandum challenging the constitutional validity of his convictions for the murders of two elderly ladies at their apartment in Brooksville Garden in 1993. This is the second of Willie’s two cases, and … Continue reading

Posted in African American, America, Brookville Gardens murders, capital murder, convicted, conviction, Death, death penalty, Death Row, Death Row injustice,, double murders, Exculpatory evidence, execution, Fly Manning, Injustice, Innocent, jailhouse informant, justice, justice for Willie Manning, Justice4Willie, Manning, Mississippi, Mississippi State Penitentiary Parchman, murders, Oktibbeha County, Parchman, prosecutors presented false evidence, prosecutors withheld evidence, United States of America, unreliable witnesses, USA, Willie Fly Manning, Willie Jerome Manning, Willie Manning, Willie Manning murders | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Execution date announced

Shockingly, a May 7 execution date has been set for Willie Jerome Manning by the Mississippi State Court, despite the very serious issues that are unresolved across both his cases (which were held in the same area, with the same prosecutor). Incredibly, the … Continue reading

Posted in African American, Ain't you got a right to the tree of life, America, Brookville Gardens murders, capital murder, Clive Stafford Smith, convicted, conviction, date, Death, death penalty, death penalty injustice, Death Row, Death Row Injustice, death row injustice mississippi, Death Row injustice,, denied effective counsel, DNA testing, double murders, Exculpatory evidence, execution, Execution Date Opposed, execution date opposed, failed to disclose exculpatory evidence, fingerprints, Fly Manning, Ineffective trial attorneys, Injustice, Innocent, jailhouse informant, Jim Hood Attorney General, Jon Steckler, Jon Steckler and Tiffany Miller, Justice, justice, Justice for WIllie Manning, justice for Willie Manning, Justice4Willie, Manning, missed deadline, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Mississippi State Penitentiary, Mississippi State Penitentiary Parchman, MS, murder victims' relatives, murders, NAACP, no physical evidence, North America, Oktibbeha County, opposed, Parchman, Penalty phase, Penitentiary, petition, Post, prosecutors presented false evidence, prosecutors withheld evidence, Reprieve, Row, stacked jury, Supreme Court, Suzanne Steckler, Tiffany Miller, tree of life, tree of life video, tree of life,, Uncategorized, unreliable witnesses, victims' relatives, Vilification, Willie, Willie Fly Manning, Willie Jerome Manning, Willie Jerome Manning Mississippi, Willie Jerome Manning Mississippi Death Row, Willie Manning, Willie Manning Mississippi, Willie Manning Mississippi Death Row, Willie Manning murderer, Willie Manning murders, Willie Manning video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,