In early 2018, the ACLU of Northern California and Jarvis joined Witness to Innocence, the nation’s only organization made entirely of death row exonerees, in challenging California’s lethal injection protocols.Read More
The CA Supreme Court has affirmed Jarvis Masters’ conviction and death sentence and now his case proceeds to the federal level.Read More
The Jarvis Journal will feature Jarvis’ latest, unpublished writings. This first entry is an excerpt from “Faced with a Twenty-Dollar Bill,” an essay which reflects on the U.S. government’s decision to feature Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. In light of the recent delays for its release, Jarvis weighs in on the controversy and ponders its symbolic significance.Read More
The article, titled "Unrequited Innocence in U.S. Capital Cases: Unintended Consequences of the Fourth Kind," profiles 25 death row inmates with cases of compelling innocence.Read More
At long last, Jarvis’s habeas corpus hearing before the California Supreme Court (his last state appeal, S130491) is scheduled for Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 at 2:00pm in Los Angeles.Read More
Amazing news! The biography that David Sheff is writing about me has moved from one publishing house to another, Houghton Mifflin to Simon and Schuster.Read More
Jarvis and Witness to Innocence, a nonprofit organization composed of and led by exonerated death row inmates and their family members, is challenging California’s new lethal injection regulations with the help of the ACLU.
To bring public and judicial attention to his case, Jarvis began a hunger strike just after Thanksgiving 2017. He was hospitalized on December 19, 2017 and released from the hospital on December 23rd.Read More