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Cassidy Fallik, Communication Director, 913-748-1278;

November 18, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – In response to Governor Stitt commuting the death sentence of Julius Darius Jones, the ACLU of Oklahoma issued the following response: 
The following is attributable to Tamya Cox-Touré, ACLU of Oklahoma Executive Director:  
“The death penalty is an intolerable denial of civil liberties and is inconsistent with the fundamental values of our democratic system. We join our partners, local organizers, and especially the Jones’ family in a collective sigh of relief that Julius will have an opportunity to live, after decades of waiting to die. We also recognize Oklahoma is set to kill five more people over the next four months and call on Governor Sitt to reimpose a moratorium on executions immediately and indefinitely. Oklahoma must end the death penalty now.”