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Clemency Letter


Rodney no longer has an execution date and his case is now before the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA). We are no longer sending clemency letters (asking to spare his life) but may launch a coordinated letter-writing campaign targeted at the CCA in the future. Rodney and his family are very grateful to the people from all over the WORLD who wrote in on his behalf… it really worked! For now, this page remains up as a reminder to what we can accomplish in the name of justice!


Supporters from anywhere in the world can sign and share this clemency letter for Rodney Reed. When you’ve sent a letter, let us know!  Share the news on our Facebook and email a copy of your letter to Lily@nodeathpenalty.org

Rodney’s appeal for clemency is backed by people across the country, and grows everyday. A list of notable supporters can be found on the Clemency Supporters page. If you are a leader of a church or organization and would like to add your name to this list, please let us know.

You can download, print, and mail the pdf or Word version to:

Gov. Greg Abbott
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711-2428
contact form: https://gov.texas.gov/contact/assistance.aspx

Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles
P. O. Box 13401
Austin, Texas 78711-3401
Email: bpp-pio@tdcj.texas.gov

Clemency Letter (pdf)      Clemency Letter (docx)

Feel free to personalize your letter if you wish. For example, see how  Rev. Charles Kullmann,  Rev. Tom VandeStadtFr. Bill Wack, and Mark Clements made the template letter their own. Letters written by other supporters can be found on Facebook here.

If you are not in Austin and you are able to collect physical copies of this letter, please remember to make copies of all signed letters and mail them to the
CEDP-Austin at 1311 East 13th St., Austin, TX, 78702

We want to have a record of every letter sent so the Governor’s office cannot ignore us!

Receiving lots of physical letters will make an impression on the Governor and the BPP. But if you’d prefer to email, you can use this helpful form created by the Innocence Project. Alternately, you can send an email through Amnesty International.

According to Texas law, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles can recommend clemency for Rodney, and Gov. Greg Abbott can approve or reject this recommendation, or Gov. Abbott can issue a one-time, 30 day stay without the recommendation. For that reason, our letter is addressed to both.

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17 thoughts on “Clemency Letter

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  6. Bruce and Jacqueline Jacobs

    FREE RODNEY REED !!!! Don’t kill a innocent man. Rodney Reed deserves a fair trial. if you want to execute someone for the crime (Jimmy Lewis Fennell Jr,) would a great start ! From Chattanooga, Tn, The Jacobs family

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  7. crystal bartlett

    Please do the right thing…this man is innocent and the evidence proves it….innocent until proven guilty…This is the law playing God…and the state of Texas allowing it.

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  8. Revd Ian P. Hamilton

    Have sent a message to the Governor……though the fact that people who may object may be from overseas, and don’t have a US ZIP Code is a block to international comment to the Governor and the Parole Board. This is not unknown issue from other USA sites.

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    1. justice4rodneyreed Post author

      Thank you, Ian. I suspect the reason the Governor’s office is now using this contact form (and not an email address) is precisely to keep people from outside the U.S. from contacting them this way:/


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