Troy Davis’s nephew got accepted to a prestigious college – but tuition is tough.

* You will remember Troy Davis, executed by the State of George two years ago for a crime he did not commit. While fighting for his life and for an end to the death penalty, Troy was particularly involved with and proud of his nephew De’Jaun, and was known to regularly help De’Jaun study for […]

Troy Davis’s birthday.

Troy Davis should be turning 44 today; instead, we just marked the first anniversary of his unwarranted execution at the hands of the State of Georgia. My friend Jen Marlowe, the filmmaker behind those powerful videos produced by Amnesty International in the fight for Troy’s life, produced the following video in his memory, calling on […]

Please help Troy Davis’s family.

Readers of this blog will remember that I spent a few weeks this fall laser-focused on the case of Troy Davis, an innocent man on Georgia’s Death Row who, despite all evidence against him crumbling over the course of his incarceration, was executed on September 21. You can read the pieces I placed in The […]

Death penalty abolition advocate Martina Davis-Correia, sister of Troy Davis, has died.

Martina Davis-Correia, sister of Troy Davis, died last Friday. Diagnosed with breast cancer a decade ago, Martina was given a prognosis of six months — she stayed alive, she said, to fight for her brother. That fight lost on September 21, I can’t help but feel that her own battle must have become much harder. […]

Troy Davis – funeral expenses.

The folks who were most closely involved with advocating for Troy Davis are now raising money so that his family can give him the funeral they feel he deserves. I still find it almost unfathomable that the State of Georgia actually killed him. It just seems almost literally unimaginable to me. But of course his […]

Live feed from Troy Davis vigil outside death row prison in Jackson, Georgia.

The Supreme Court granted Troy Davis a “temporary delay,” which is a thing that could theoretically last minutes or hours up to seven days — it’s not a stay of execution, it’s buying some time to make a decision. I’m watching a live feed from the vigil outside the death row prison, broadcast by Democracy […]

Troy Davis’s statement to supporters.

Posted on Amnesty International’s Facebook page yesterday: The struggle for justice doesn’t end with me. This struggle is for all the Troy Davises who came before me and all the ones who will come after me. I’m in good spirits and I’m prayerful and at peace. But I will not stop fighting until I’ve taken […]

A circle of prayer for Troy Davis—and the country that would kill him.

Please read this post at Colorlines by my friend Jen Marlowe, about her friend, Troy Davis. Jen made Amnesty’s series of videos about Mr. Davis, and has been active on his behalf for years. A Circle of Prayer for Troy Davis—and the Country That Would Kill Him Motivational posters line the hallways en route to […]

My fax to Larry Chisolm, Chatham County District Attorney re: Troy Davis.

The latest on Troy Davis: Earlier this evening, a commenter on my new piece at called my attention to the fact that the Chatham County District Attorney’s office had just issued a press release saying the the Georgia state Superior Court, not the district attorney’s office, is the only body with jurisdiction in the […]

In The Atlantic again: Troy Davis and the reality of doubt.

I am proud to say that I have placed another essay about Troy Davis in, where it will hopefully reach more eyes and do more good. I’m beside myself, and all I can do is write. “All I have is a voice/To undo the folded lie… No one exists alone;/Hunger allows no choice/To the […]