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.

4:52 pm - Amnesty International USA's Death Penalty Abolition Campaign director Sue Gunawardena-Vaughn (right) huddles in the Wendy's doorway to speak to Troy via phone, while Amnesty's media coordinator Wende Gozan (left) takes press calls.
4:52 pm - Amnesty International USA's Death Penalty Abolition Campaign director Sue Gunawardena-Vaughn (right) huddles in the Wendy's doorway to speak to Troy via phone, while Amnesty's media coordinator Wende Gozan (left) takes press calls.
4:52 pm - Amnesty International USA's Death Penalty Abolition Campaign director Sue Gunawardena-Vaughn (right) huddles in the Wendy's doorway to speak to Troy via phone, while Amnesty's media coordinator Wende Gozan (left) takes press calls.