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.

5:09 pm - A prison guard tags Troy's sister Martina as a protester after Martina and the rest of Davis's family were suddenly removed from the execution witness list.
5:09 pm - A prison guard tags Troy's sister Martina as a protester after Martina and the rest of Davis's family were suddenly removed from the execution witness list.
5:09 pm - A prison guard tags Troy's sister Martina as a protester after Martina and the rest of Davis's family were suddenly removed from the execution witness list.