Tag Archives: Willie Jerome Manning

The Circuit Court Abused its Discretion

Today, Saturday, June 12 is Willie Manning’s 53rd birthday: we wish him a happy birthday. We trust that recent developments in his case help him to spend the day peacefully: his arguments for further DNA testing are strong. In April, … Continue reading

Posted in capital punishment, criminal justice, death penalty, Fly Manning, Mississippi, Mississippi Supreme Court, USA, Willie Manning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

February Hope

February has brought unusually severe winter storms to Mississippi, with snow, freezing temperatures and power failures. Conditions on death row at Mississippi State Penitentiary have been harsh: both power and heating have been off. After a couple of freezing cold … Continue reading

Posted in capital punishment, criminal justice, Fly Manning, Mississippi, Mississippi State Penitentiary, prison conditions, USA, Willie Manning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Death Row Highs and Lows

Jacob Blake, an African American man, was shot in the back and seriously injured by police in Wisconsin in front of three of his young sons last month. Sadly, news like this is not infrequent, and is always depressing for … Continue reading

Posted in African American, capital punishment, criminal justice, death penalty, Death Row, Eddie Lee Howard, Mississippi, USA, Willie Manning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Excessive and Inhuman

Willie Manning has been on death row for an astonishing 25 years. He’s not alone in suffering such a long period of incarceration: of the 41 inmates on Mississippi’s death row, 18 have been imprisoned for 20 years or more; … Continue reading

Posted in capital punishment, death penalty, Death Row, incarceration, Mississippi, USA, Willie Manning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy 52nd Birthday!

Today, Friday June 12, 2020, is Willie Manning’s 52nd birthday. We wish him a happy birthday. Willie has been depressed by the video footage showing African American George Floyd being killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis, while other … Continue reading

Posted in African American, criminal justice, Mississippi, police misconduct, USA, Willie Manning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Puzzle of the Hair Fragments

At Willie Manning’s trial, an FBI hair expert testified about hair fragments vacuumed from Tiffany Miller’s car. The expert stated that the hair was African American (an assertion that the FBI and DOJ discredited in 2013). With no physical evidence … Continue reading

Posted in DNA testing, forensic hair testimony, hair testimony, Mississippi, USA, Willie Manning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

COVID-19

Staying inside a tiny prison cell all day, every day, day after day is not easy. Willie Manning likes taking advantage of the little opportunity he gets to go outside for restricted exercise, where he may also find solace in … Continue reading

Posted in corona virus, COVID-19,, Mississippi, Mississippi State Penitentiary, Parchman, USA, Willie Manning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Suffering of Parchman’s Death Row

18 inmates have died in Mississippi prisons since December 29, some as a result of violence. 10 of the deaths were at the state penitentiary at Parchman, where Willie Manning is incarcerated. State law requires death row to remain at … Continue reading

Posted in African American, Death Row, Mississippi, prison conditions, USA, Willie Manning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Twenty-Five Years on Death Row

Today, November 10, 2019, marks 25 years since Willie Manning first entered death row. A jury had found him guilty of murdering Tiffany Miller and Jon Steckler, despite no physical evidence linking him to the murders. Two years later Willie … Continue reading

Posted in criminal justice, death penalty, Death Row, DNA testing, Mississippi, USA, Willie Manning, wrongful convictions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Trail of Hidden Victims

A former commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections has spoken out against the terrible impact of capital punishment on prison staff. Allen L. Ault was responding to this summer’s announcement that the federal death penalty will be resumed after a … Continue reading

Posted in capital punishment, correctional staff, criminal justice, death penalty, executions, USA, Willie Manning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment