Death Row Exoneree Juan Melendez WA State Speaking Tour

Our allies, the Washington State Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (WCADP), are sponsoring a tour of Washington state by death row exoneree Juan Melendez.  Join us for one of his events, including one on Faith and Abolition of the Death Penalty in Bellevue on October 2, and UW Law School in Seattle on October 3.

Juan Melendez

Juan Roberto Meléndez-Colón spent seventeen years, eight months and one day on Florida’s death row for a crime he did not commit. His story highlights the many problems that plague the death penalty system, including its high risk and inevitability of being imposed on the innocent, its unfair application on the basis of race and ethnicity and its almost exclusive imposition on our most vulnerable members of society—the poor.

Seattle area events:

Other cities Juan is speaking at in Washington include Bellingham, Tacoma, Olympia, Spokane and Walla Walla. For the full schedule see:
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