Supporting Prisoners: Troy Davis

By Payday men’s network

Troy Davis and sister Martina Davis Correia

In 2008, Payday joined the movement to stop the killing of Troy Davis, an innocent man on death row for the 1989 murder of a police officer in Georgia, USA. No physical evidence linked him to the crime and 7 out of 9 non-police witnesses later changed their testimony, some citing police intimidation. His sister Martina led a campaign that gathered 700k signatures and international support including from the European Union. Troy was executed in 2011, but became a cause célèbre against the death penalty. See our appeal with Women of Colour Global Women’s Strike.