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You helped save my brother Julius–will you wish him a happy birthday?

Cece Jones-Davis #FreeJuliusJones
Oklahoma City, OK, United States

Jul 25, 2023 — 

Dear Friends,

Two years ago, my family thought my brother Julius wouldn't see his 43rd birthday. The state of Oklahoma intended to execute him in November 2021, for a crime he did not commit.

Then, a miracle happened. You, and people like you, persuaded Governor Stitt to commute his sentence. Julius was spared, only four hours before he was scheduled to die. Thanks to you, Julius is still alive so my family can celebrate his birthday.

Click here to sign Julius’s birthday card

Sadly, Julius will spend his birthday in prison, where he still faces a life sentence with no possibility of parole. My family is still fighting to prove his innocence and free him, but in the meantime we know one thing that would make his day special would be to show him he is not forgotten, and that people are still fighting for his freedom. Will you join us and add your name to his birthday card?

After Julius was spared from execution, his family and supporters formed the Julius Jones Institute, a new nonprofit organization that carries his name and works to protect other people, especially young Black men, from an unjust legal system. In addition we work to provide job training and other skills to uplift young adults and others–something Julius has always valued.

My brother Julius was wrongly convicted of a crime he did not commit, and has spent his last 20 birthdays in prison, waiting for the state to kill him. But this year is different. He may still be in prison, but thanks to you Julius is still with us, and that's the most important thing. As we continue to fight for his freedom, and for the rights of others like him suffering in prison, we must also find reasons for celebration.

We can start with wishing Julius a happy 43rd birthday.

Click here to sign Julius’s birthday card

Thank you for standing with our family.

Antoinette Jones

PS: Julius may still be in prison, but thanks to you he is alive. We will continue to fight for others like him facing grave injustice, but we also need to take time to celebrate. Thank you!

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