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.

Rev. Sharpton (right) talks to his driver as the suburban with Troy's family approaches the police check point. Sharpton was to serve as Troy's spiritual advisor, but was denied by the warden.
Rev. Sharpton (right) talks to his driver as the suburban with Troy's family approaches the police check point.  Sharpton was to serve as Troy's spiritual advisor, but was denied by the warden.
Rev. Sharpton (right) talks to his driver as the suburban with Troy's family approaches the police check point. Sharpton was to serve as Troy's spiritual advisor, but was denied by the warden.