Arizona clemency board stacked with former officers

Clarence Dixon

The Arizona Board of Govt Clemency signifies one particular of the final possibilities for people today condemned to die to preserve on their own from the dying penalty.

But a legal obstacle from a guy on dying row claims the board is loaded with regulation enforcement and for that reason inherently prejudiced versus him.

Immediately after a defendant has fatigued their appeals approach, and an execution date has been established, the clemency method commences.

Defendants have a hearing prior to the board the place they can make their situation for mercy.

The board then votes to make a recommendation to the governor as to irrespective of whether to grant some sort of reduction in the form of a “Commutation of Sentence and/or a Reprieve.” The governor can settle for or deny the board’s recommendation.

Clarence Dixon, sentenced to demise for the 1978 murder of Deana Bowdoin, is scheduled to go right before the board on April 28. His execution is scheduled for Might 11.