The Rev. Jesse Jackson is planning to meet with Georgia pardons officials to discuss the case against Troy Anthony Davis, who faces the death penalty in connection with the slaying of a Savannah police officer more than two decades ago.
Davis was sentenced to death for the 1989 slaying of off-duty Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail.
The U.S. Supreme Court in March rejected Davis' appeal. Davis had been given a rare chance to argue his innocence but failed to convince a federal judge he was wrongly convicted, clearing the way for state authorities to proceed with plans for his execution.