CRIPJUSTICE.ORG

Willie B Smith III
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email

Willie B Smith III was a 52 year old man in Alabama with significant intellectual disabilities who was executed by lethal injection on October 21st 2021. He was represented by incompetent attorneys, one of whom was later disbarred. Further, under today’s legal standard, he would not have been eligible for the death penalty given his significant intellectual disabilities. But the 11th Circuit refused to reverse the decision because his trial happened before the legal changes that would have saved him. In addition, he was denied the opportunity to be given a less painful execution because he could not understand the form he needed to fill out. But again, the 11th circuit refused to provide him a reasonable accommodation for his disabilities.

More
Lives

Colin Farmer

Colin Farmer (Chorley, Lancashire) is a 61-year-old blind man.  Colin was taking a walk to a local pub with his white walking stick. The police

Read More »

Eric Garner

Eric Garner was a man who suffered from acute and chronic bronchial asthma and hypertensive cardiovascular disease. He was approached by the New York Police

Read More »