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Thanks so much to everyone who picked up their phone yesterday and urged Governor Rick Perry and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles stop the execution of Kenneth Foster today.

Governor Perry just commuted his sentence.

Congratulations to James Rucker at ColorofChange and to Sean-Paul Kelly who worked hard to make this happen. It was wonderful to be able to take part in this effort, Foster killed no one and his execution would have been a terrible miscarriage of justice. It also would have set a barbarous precedent in the courts.

I didn’t think this (commutation) was going to happen. Thank you thank you thank you to everyone who made the effort to call.

(photo of Foster and daughter Nydesha)