JULIUS JONES, PAUL HOWELL AND THE DEATH PENALTY

Julius Jones has spent half of his 41 years of life incarcerated, jailed for a crime he has steadfastly maintained he didn’t commit.

He’s been on death row in Oklahoma for 19 years, sitting in a cell alongside 53 others, stacked in two rows, inside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.

H Unit.

Waiting to be executed.

On November 18, 2021 at 12:58 CST, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt granted Julius Jones a stay — life without parole, hours before his scheduled 4 PM CST execution.