Kim Kardashian speaks about death penalty process ahead of execution of inmate Julius Jones

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    Kim Kardashian took to Twitter Monday to detail the execution process days ahead of scheduled execution of Oklahoma inmate Julius Jones.

    ‘This is the cold machinery of the Death Penalty in America,’ the reality star, 41, said. ‘In just over two weeks, an innocent man could be put to death. My heart breaks for Julius and so many others who have suffered from such tragic miscarriage of justice.’

    The execution of Jones, 41, is slated for Thursday in connection with the fatal 1999 shooting of businessman Paul Howell amid a carjacking; Jones said he was framed by his co-defendant Christopher Jordan, who gave testimony against him and has been released from prison following a 15-year sentence.

    The latest: Kim Kardashian, 41, took to Twitter Monday to detail the execution process days ahead of scheduled execution of Oklahoma inmate Julius Jones. She was snapped in NYC in 2019

    The latest: Kim Kardashian, 41, took to Twitter Monday to detail the execution process days ahead of scheduled execution of Oklahoma inmate Julius Jones. She was snapped in NYC in 2019

    Kardashian, who has been an outspoken advocate of criminal justice reform in recent years, detailed what Jones is facing ahead of his slated execution on Thursday.

    ‘I want to share with you what the process of the execution is like in Oklahoma,’ Kardashian wrote. ‘#JuliusJones has been on death watch for more than 2 weeks. In preparation for his execution on Nov. 18, he is alone in his prison cell just feet away from the executioner’s chamber.’

    Kardashian noted how Jones ‘has been strip searched, x-rayed, and issued a new set of clothes, shoes, mattress & bedding,’ and ‘is being closely monitored by staff,’ as ‘every meal he has and every liquid he consumes is logged.’

    Kardashian said that Jones has ‘designated who will receive his remains’ and his ‘personal property’ following his execution, adding that his ‘organs are not eligible for donation’ under state law.

    The reality star, who has been an outspoken advocate of criminal justice reform in recent years, posted a series of tweets addressing the technical process authorities in Oklahoma use in implementing the death penalty

    The reality star, who has been an outspoken advocate of criminal justice reform in recent years, posted a series of tweets addressing the technical process authorities in Oklahoma use in implementing the death penalty 

    The execution of Jones, 41, is slated for Thursday in connection with the fatal 1999 shooting of businessman Paul Howell amid a carjacking; Jones said he was framed by his co-defendant Christopher Jordan, who gave testimony against him and has been released from prison following a 15-year sentence

    The execution of Jones, 41, is slated for Thursday in connection with the fatal 1999 shooting of businessman Paul Howell amid a carjacking; Jones said he was framed by his co-defendant Christopher Jordan, who gave testimony against him and has been released from prison following a 15-year sentence

    Kardashian said that officials in Oklahoma are ‘so bent on vengeance that they will make every effort to ensure they get to kill Julius – including reviving him if he happens to go into cardiac arrest prior to the execution.’

    She noted that at 9 p.m. ‘the day before his execution,’ Jones’ ‘phone privileges will be terminated and he will receive his last meal.

    ‘He will be checked on every 15 minutes for the last four hours of his life. Then, he will be put to death.’

    Kardashian’s series of tweets came after a number of supporters of Jones went to the state Capitol on Monday to speak with Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, according to the AP.

    Jones’ mother Madeline Davis-Jones was among the group to ask to speak with the Republican governor, but one of his surrogates said he would not be available to meet, and requested she fill out a visitor’s form.

    Jones' mother Madeline Davis-Jones went to the state Capitol on Monday to speak with Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, but one of his surrogates said he would not be available to meet and requested she fill out a visitor's form

    Jones’ mother Madeline Davis-Jones went to the state Capitol on Monday to speak with Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, but one of his surrogates said he would not be available to meet and requested she fill out a visitor’s form

    Dozens of people were seen in Oklahoma City earlier this month protesting the planned execution

    Dozens of people were seen in Oklahoma City earlier this month protesting the planned execution 

    Prosecutors on the state and county level have said that there is a mass of evidence illustrating Jones’ guilt in the case, including a weapon and bandana with his DNA that was recovered from his bedroom. Jones said that his co-defendant planted the evidence there in the wake of Howell’s killing.

    After Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board issued a 3-1 vote to give Jones clemency and commute his sentencing to life imprisonment, Stitt spokesman Charlie Hannema said in a statement that the governor ‘is carefully considering the Pardon and Parole Board’s recommendation as he does in all cases.’

    The case received national attention after Viola Davis produced a 2018 documentary called The Last Defense which was broadcast in 2018 on ABC.

    In addition to Kardashian, notable NBA players such as Russell Westbrook, Trae Young and Blake Griffin have urged officials to commute the sentence in lieu of execution.

    Kardashian previously worked with federal authorities on the release of Alice Marie Johnson, who was pardoned from a life sentence in 2018 stemming from a 1996 conviction on nonviolent drug charges.

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