Stop the Execution of Jack Greene!
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**UPDATE** On Tuesday, November 7th 2017, Jack Greene was granted a stay of execution – however, his death sentence has not yet been fully commuted. Please continue supporting this petition until Greene is no longer on Arkansas death row.
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Jack Gordon Greene is a severely mentally ill prisoner scheduled to be executed in Arkansas this Thursday, November 9th. Twenty-eight mental health professionals, the American Bar Association, and faith leaders have sent letters to AR Governor Asa Hutchinson asking him to stop the execution because Greene does not have a rational understanding of the punishment he is facing.
Sign this petition calling off the execution of mentally ill prisoner Jack Greene!
U.S. Supreme Court precedent holds that prisoners must have a rational understanding of why they are being executed in order for an execution to be constitutional. Jack Greene is delusional, and believes the correctional institution in which he resides is conspiring to cover up the “brain injuries” that have been “inflicted” on him during his time on death row. His Last Will and Testament requests that he be beheaded so that a doctor he once saw on television can evaluate the "brain injuries" caused, in his mind, by the Arkansas Department of Correction.
As affirmed by nearly 30 mental health professionals, Jack Greene does not hold a rational understanding of his crime or punishment, and is not fit for execution. In addition to his mental delusions, Greene frequently stuffs his bodily orifices with paper until they bleed and contorts his body into odd shapes to relieve imaginary pain. He puts paper towels under his door to alleviate noise that he says makes his “brain swell.”
Greene suffered severe childhood trauma, and his lawyer believes that the 23 hours a day he has spent in solitary confinement for the past 13 years have only exacerbated his condition. Despite this vast swath of evidence, Greene has not even been granted a competency hearing to establish the constitutionality of his execution – which his attorneys are calling a violation of his due process rights.
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