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Finding Aid for the
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT CLEMENCY PETITIONS
COLLECTION, circa 1985-ongoing
APAP-214

For reference queries contact M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives Reference staff

Inventory Initially Compiled by
JoAnn Hale
January 2006

Inventory Updated by
Angela Perez
September 2012



 
 
 
 
 
 

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VOLUME: 6 cubic ft.

ACQUISITION: All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by William Bowers in January 2006. The petition for Joseph Spaziano is from the papers of Michael A. Mello. The Larry Bill Elliott clemency petition was donated in 2010. Skip Hulett, Georgiana Librarian, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia, provided a copy of the Mitchell Terry Mincey petition in 2012.

ACCESS: Access to these records is unrestricted.

COPYRIGHT: The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Scope and Content Note

Box and Folder List


Clemency Petitions
Scope & Content Note

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The Clemency Petitions Collection includes approximately 150 clemency petitions filed by inmates from across the United States. The clemency process varies from state to state and typically involves the governor, a board of advisors, or both. Clemency refers to the lessening of the penalty of the crime without forgiving the crime itself. The act of clemency is a reprieve. Unlike judicial proceedings, claims raised in clemency petitions are free of procedural defaults that can mask error, unfairness, or irrationality in a given death sentence. Petitions thus can reveal what the sentencing authority may not have known because of attorney error, prosecutorial misconduct, newly discovered evidence, or other reasons. As part of his work with The Constitution Project, William J. Bowers established this collection. The petition for Joseph Spaziano is from the papers of Michael A. Mello.

The collection was reformatted to PDF files in April-June 2006 and the petitions are available online. The petitions available online can be viewed using Adobe Reader. The petition for Joseph Spaziano was reformatted in September 2006 and the petition for Mitchell Terry Mincey was reformatted in 2012.

Related collections in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives can be found at the Web site for the National Death Penalty Archives.


Clemency Petitions
Box and Folder List

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Box 1
Folder

1. Adams, James, FL, 1984
2. Amrine, Joseph, MO, Undated, Death sentence overturned, released from prison
3. Atkins, Joseph Ernest, SC, Undated
4. Bacon, Robert, Jr., NC,Undated, Clemency granted
5. Baldwin, Brian Keith, AL, 1999
6. Bannister, Alan Jeffrey, MO, Undated
7. Barnabei, Derek Rocco, VA, 2000
8. Basile, Daniel, MO, Undated
9. Bassette, Herbert R., VA, Undated, Clemency granted
10. Beavers, Thomas H., Jr., VA, 1997, Not a Clemency petition
11. Beets, Betty Lou, TX, Undated
12. Bennett, Ronald B., VA, 1996
13. Black, Robert V., Jr., TX, Undated
14. Blackmon, Ricky Don, TX, Undated
15. Boggs, Richard T., VA, 1990
16. Bolder, Martsay, MO, 1993
17. Boliek, William T., MO, Undated, Execution has been stayed
18. Breard, Angel Francisco, VA, 1998
19. Bunch, Timothy Dale, VA, Undated
20. Burket, Russel William, VA, 2000
21. Byrd, John W., Jr., OH, 2001
22. Carter, Marcus, NC, Undated, Clemency granted
23. Carter, Robert Earl, TX, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2000, Undated
24. Chambers, James W., MO, Undated
25. Chandler, David R., Undated, Granted clemency
26. Chandler, Lance A., Jr., VA, Undated
27. Chichester, Carl H., VA, 1999
28. Clark, James Lee, TX, 2006
39. Coleman, Clydell, TX, 1999
30. Coleman, Roger Keith, VA, 1981-1991, Appendices only

Box 2
Folder

1. Coleman, Roger Keith, VA, 1981-1991, Appendices only
2. Coleman, Roger Keith, VA, 1981-1991, Appendices only
3. Coleman, Roger Keith, VA, 1981-1991, Appendices only
4. Coleman, Roger Keith, VA, 1981-1991, Appendices only
5. Correll, Walter M., Jr., VA, 1996
6. Coulson, Robert Otis, TX, 2002
7. Davies, Girvies, IL, 1995
8. Davies, Girvies, IL, 1995
9. Davies, Girvies, IL, 1995
10. Davies, Girvies, IL, 1995
11. Davies, Girvies, IL, 1995
12. Davies, Girvies, IL, 1995
13. Davis, Ralph E., MO, Undated
14. Dubois, Johnile L., VA, 1998
15. Eaton, Dennis Wayne, VA, Undated
16. Edmonds, Dana Ray, VA, 1995
17. Elliott, Larry Bill, VA, Undated
18. Evans, Wilbert Lee, VA, 1990
19. Farriss, Troy Dale, TX, Undated
20. Faulder, Joseph S., TX, Undated
21. Fisher, David L., VA, 1999
22. Fisher, David L., VA, 1999

Box 3
Folder

1. Fitzgerald, Edward B., VA, Undated
2. Flowers, Wendell, NC, Undated, Clemency granted
3. Garza, Juan Raul, US, 2001
4. George, Michael Carl, VA, Undated
5. Giarratano, Joseph M., VA, Undated, Clemency granted
6. Gosch, Lesley Lee, TX, Undated
7. Graham, Andre, L., VA, 1999
8. Graham, Gary, TX, Undated
9. Gray, Coleman Wayne, VA, Undated
10. Green, Harvey Lee, Jr., NC, Undated
11. Green, Ricky Lee, TX, Undated
12. Griffin, Larry, MO, Undated
13. Grubbs, Ricky Lee, MO, Undated
14. Harris, Bobby Lee, NC, Undated, Death sentence vacated
15. Harris, George B., MO, 2000
16. Herrera, Leonel Torres, TX, 1991
17. Hoke, Ronald Lee, Sr., VA, 1996
18. Hunter, Bert Leroy, MO, Undated
19. Johns, Stephen, MO, Undated
20. Johnson, Edward Earl, MS, 1987
21. Johnson, Edward Earl, MS, 1987
22. Johnson, Richard Charles, SC, Undated
23. Jones, Richard Wayne, TX, Undated
24. Jones, Richard Wayne, TX, Undated
25. Jones, Richard Wayne, TX, Undated
26. Jones, Richard Wayne, TX, Undated
27. Jones, Richard Wayne, TX, Undated
28. Joseph,Jason Matthew, VA, 1999

Box 4
Folder

1. Justus, Buddy Earl, VA, Undated
2. Kilgore, Bruce, MO, Undated
3. King, Danny Lee, VA, 1998
4. Kruetzer, Paul, MO, 2000
5. Lackey, Clarence Allen, TX, Undated
6. LaRette, Anthony J., Jr., MO, Undated
7. Lingar, Stanley, MO, Undated
8. Mallett, Jerome, MO, Undated
9. Malone, Kevin, MO, Undated
10. Mann, Fletcher Thomas, TX, 1995
11. Marquez, Mario S., TX, Undated
12. Mathenia, Chuck, MO, 1993, Execution has been stayed
13. McGinnis, Glen Charles, TX, 2000
14. Miller-El, Thomas Joe, TX, Undated, Death sentence overturned, sentenced to life in prison
15. Mincey, Mitchell Terry, GA, Undated
16. Mitchell, Gerald Lee, TX, Undated
17. Moore, William Neal, GA, 1984, Clemency granted
18. Moore, William Neal, GA, 1984, Clemency granted
19. Moore, William Neal, GA, 1984, Clemency granted
20. Moore, William Neal, GA, 1984, Clemency granted
21. Mueller, Everett Lee, VA, Undated
22. Mueller, Everett Lee, VA, Undated
23. Murphy, Mario Benjamin, VA, 1997
24. Murray, Robert Anthony, MO, Undated
25. O’Dell, Joseph Roger, VA, 1994
26. Owsley, Michael, MO, Undated
27. Paradis, Donald M., ID, 1996, Clemency granted
28. Paradis, Donald M., ID, 1996, Clemency granted
29. Parkus, Steven Wesley, MO, Undated, Sentence commuted to life in prison
30. Payne, Joseph P., Sr., VA, 1996, Clemency granted
31. Peterson, Derick Lynn, VA, Undated
32. Pollard, Roosevelt, Jr., MO, Undated, Execution has been stayed

Box 5
Folder

1. Pope, Carlton Jerome, VA, 1997
2. Powell, Reginald, MO, Undated
3. Poyner, Syvasky L., VA, 1993
4. Preston, Elroy, MO, Undated, Execution has been stayed
5. Pyles, Johnny Dean, TX, Undated
6. Quesinberry, George A., Jr., VA, 1999
7. Ramdass, Bobby Lee, VA, 1999
8. Ramsey, Roy, Jr., MO, 1999
9. Rector, Charles H., TX, 1999
10. Richardson, Antonio, MO, Undated, Death sentence overturned
11. Roach, Steve Edward, VA, 1999
12. Roberts, Michael Shane, MO, Undated
13. Roberts, Roy Michael, MO, Undated
14. Roberts, Roy Michael, MO, Undated
15. Roberts, Roy Michael, MO, Undated
16. Rodden, James E., MO, Undated
17. Roll, Gary Lee, MO, Undated
18. Satcher, Michael C., VA, 1997
19. Saunders, William, VA, 1997 Clemency granted
20. Savino, Joseph John, VA, Undated
21. Schlup, Lloyd E., Jr., MO, Undated, New trial, no death sentence
22. Shaw, Bobby Lewis, MO, Undated, Granted clemency
23. Sheppard, Mark A., VA, Undated
24. Simmons, Christopher Lee, MO, Undated, Resentenced to life in prison
Spaziano, Joseph Robert, housed in the papers of Michael A. Mello (APAP-287)
Spaziano, Joseph Robert, housed in the papers of Michael A. Mello (APAP-287)
Spaziano, Joseph Robert, housed in the papers of Michael A. Mello (APAP-287)
Spaziano, Joseph Robert, housed in the papers of Michael A. Mello (APAP-287)
Spaziano, Joseph Robert, housed in the papers of Michael A. Mello (APAP-287)
25. Stewart, Kenneth M., Jr., VA, Undated
26. Stockton, Dennis W., VA, 1995
27. Stoker, David Wayne, TX, 1997
28. Strickler, Tommy David, VA, 1998
29. Swann, Calvin Eugene, VA, 1999, Clemency granted
30. Tafero, Jesse Joseph, FL, 1984, Not a petition
31. Thompson, Thomas M., CA, 1997
32. Tokar, Jeffrey, MO, Undated
33. Trevino, Joe Mario, TX, Undated

Box 6
Folder

1. Washington, Earl, Jr., VA, 1993, Clemency granted
2. Watkins, Johnny, Jr., VA, Undated
3. Watkins, Ronald L., VA, 1998
4. Weeks, Lonnie, Jr., VA, 2000
5. West, Robert Wallace, TX, 1997
6. Westley, Anthony Ray, TX, Undated
7. Westley, Anthony Ray, TX, Undated
8. Westley, Anthony Ray, TX, Undated

Box 7
Folder

1. Westley, Anthony Ray, TX, Undated
2. White, Billy Dwayne, TX, Undated
3. White, Clifton Allen, NC, 2001
4. Williams, Marlon D., VA, 1999
5. Wilson, Kenneth, VA, 1998
6. Wise, Joe Louis, Sr., VA, Undated
7. Workman, Philip, TN, 2000
8. Wright, Dwayne Allen, VA, 1998
9. Wright, Freddie Lee, AL, Undated
10. Yeatts, Ronald Dale, VA, 1999
11. Young, Mose, Jr., MO, 2000
12. Zeitvogel, Richard S., MO, Undated


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