Death Penalty Photo Documentary Project

The Stayed Execution of Troy Davis

On September 23, 2008, Troy Davis came within 90 minutes of being executed before the U.S. Supreme Court halted it. These photos tell the story of the hours leading up to the hour of execution.

Troy Davis Stay of Execution Series: 4:44 pm - Virginia Davis, retreating to corner of the Wendy's across the street from the death house, talks to her son Troy on her mobile phone for what is thought to be the last time.
Troy Davis Stay of Execution Series:  4:44 pm - Virginia Davis, retreating to corner of the Wendy's across the street from the death house, talks to her son Troy on her mobile phone for what is thought to be the last time.
Troy Davis Stay of Execution Series: 4:44 pm - Virginia Davis, retreating to corner of the Wendy's across the street from the death house, talks to her son Troy on her mobile phone for what is thought to be the last time.