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Pending Case: Vernon Madison, Alabama, 05/12/16


Vernon Madison was sentenced to death in November 1985 for the April 1985 murder of Julius Schulte.

UPDATE – On May 2, 2016, the United States Supreme Court ordered that Alabama reconsider the constitutionality of Alabama’s capital sentencing scheme in light of its recent decision regarding Florida’s identical scheme.  Click on this link for the full story.


5-13-16 The Latest:: Stay of Execution Maintained for Alabama Inmate, by AP

5-10-16 Federal Judge Denies Stay of Execution for Alabama Man, by Kim Chandler, AP

5-6-16 Lawyers Tell Court Inmate Is Incompetent, Can't Be Executed, by AP


  • Contact Gov. Robert Bentley and ask him to halt this execution: contact him via this link, by phone at (334) 242-7100 or by tweet @GovernorBentley. If you prefer to send a letter, here is the mailing address: State Capitol, 600 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36130.
  • If you live in Alabama, write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.
  • Please share this information with your friends, especially those in Alabama, and ask them to help halt the execution of Mr. Madison by taking one of the actions listed above.

Please check back. We will be updating this page as more information about how you can help stop the execution of Mr. Madison becomes available.

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