Jack Harold Jones and Marcel Williams are scheduled to be put to death by the State of Arkansas on April 24, as the state continues implementing a controversial speedy execution plan.
Both men are convicted of the rape and murder of young mothers. Their cases have not revolved around claims of innocence like those in some of the other Arkansas death penalty cases.
The State of Arkansas is trying to execute eight inmates in all in 11 days in what critics are deriding as an unprecedented “conveyor belt” implementation of the death penalty.
The state is moving so fast because a drug it uses to administer lethal injections is set to expire. The state “had earlier planned to execute eight inmates …before Arkansas’ supply of