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Georgia has the highest standard of proof in the nation to prove intellectual disability in a capital case. Learn why change is necessary.


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News and Action Alerts

Archbishop Hartmayer asks for clemency for Willie Pye

On March 7, Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., wrote to the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles to ask for clemency for death row inmate Willie James Pye.

Action Alert – Stop the Execution of Willie Pye

Please take action today to send a message to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles that Georgians value the lives of all, especially the most vulnerable. Sign the petition to grant clemency and stop the execution of Willie James Pye.

Execution Date Set for Willie James Pye

The state of Georgia announced that Willie James Pye is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday, March 20, at 7:00 p.m. If carried out, this will be the first execution in Georgia in over four years.

HB 1014 Action Alert

House Bill 1014 was recently introduced by Representative Bill Werkheiser. This important piece of legislation would (1) lower the standard of proof for intellectual disability and (2) remove the determination of intellectual disability from the guilt phase of a trial.


Georgia Catholics Against the Death penalty educates Catholics on Church teaching about capital punishment and mobilizes action to eliminate its use in Georgia and around the world.  Read more.

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