Most Distinguished Jurists in Alabama Call on Governor Ivey to Halt Execution

On February 21, 2018, a most distinguished group of Alabama jurists wrote to Governor Kay Ivey to call for mercy in Doyle Hamm’s case. The group included former judges of Alabama’s Supreme Court and appellate court, and former Presidents of the Alabama State Bar Association. The group included former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Ernest “Sonny” Hornsby, and former Court of Criminal Appeals Judge William Bowen, as well as Bobby Segall and William Clark, both of whom served as State Bar Presidents. Based on their long experience in the administration of criminal justice and the death penalty in Alabama, they urged Governor Ivey to stop the execution of Doyle Lee Hamm. Their letter is attached here: