The faces of Georgia's Death Row

Photo application by Rhonda Cook, Mandi Albright and Pete Corson
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Jimmy Meders, 58, had been scheduled to die by lethal injection on Jan. 16, 2020, but in a surprise announcement, the Georgia parole board spared his life.

The state's previous execution was of Ray Jefferson Cromartie, who died by lethal injection on Nov. 13, 2019. Georgia executed three prisoners in 2019. In 2016, the state executed nine inmates, but the pace of executions slowed after that, with a single one in 2017 and two in 2018. There are several other inmates on Georgia’s Death Row who might see the last of their appeals rejected soon.

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Source: Georgia Dept. of Corrections