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UPDATE:

Julius Jones will not be executed!

After massive public pressure, Gov. Stitt commuted Julius’ death sentence. But Julius will still face life in prison without parole — it’s a horrific injustice, but it gives Julius and his team a chance to keep fighting for his freedom.

Julius Jones is innocent. His death sentence has been commuted after intense public pressure, but he still faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Julius has an alibi for the crime he is accused of, but the jury never heard it. An eyewitness identified someone else at the crime scene. And the key witness for the prosecution took a secret deal to reduce his own prison time.

Julius Jones

The case against Julius Jones is riddled with misconduct. An FBI agent who testified against him later admitted to lying under oath. The prosecutor hid key context from the jury. A juror who voted to convict called Julius the n-word. 

The majority of Oklahomans believe Julius’ sentence should be commuted (according to a recent poll, 6 in 10 Oklahomans). His case has also garnered bipartisan support from prominent state officials, celebrities, faith leaders, and the victim’s own girlfriend, Connie Ellison.

Governor Kevin Stitt has commuted sentences for hundreds of incarcerated people with the stroke of his pen — he can again. But to make sure that happens, he needs to hear from us.

Timeline for Julius JOnes’ case

OCT. 15

Julius is placed on “death watch” where he will stay until being executed or a stay of execution is issued. This is a deeply isolating and dehumanizing experience and a form of torture. 

All of his personal property is confiscated except a Bible, family photos, and a pen and paper. He is moved to a new death watch cell with a camera and guard. Bright lights are on day and night.

NOV. 1

The Oklahoma Board of Pardon and Parole hears Julius’ case for clemency. The conservative board has already voted 3-1 to commute his sentence from death to life with parole, but the ruling has been ignored.

Governor Stitt has indicated that even though he ignored the commutation vote, he will consider the recommendation from this hearing more valid and more influential to his final decision.

NOV. 18

Julius was scheduled to be executed. With hours left before the execution, Governor Stitt issued an order commuting Julius’ death sentence, but Julius’ still faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.

About the case

Overwhelming evidence points to Julius’ innocence, including:

Collage of a photo of Christopher Jordan and people sitting at a table, making a delal.
Christopher Jordan.

There are grave doubts about the reliability of Julius Jones’ conviction, including:

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